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« on: May 06, 2009, 11:17:46 AM »

Howdy folks, I've read that brood frames should be replaced every 3 years to avoid problems. Is this necessary for HSC frames as well?? Thank's, Brad

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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2009, 12:01:39 PM »

Absolutely, and they need to be recycled properly,  I'll give you my address and I'll take care of them for you. grin

Kidding aside, if you have any concern,  you could pressure wash and/or soak them in a bleach solution to clean.   Leaving them out in the sun also has it's benefits.

I know some folks have permacomb that is decades old and still in use.   

Personally I have some that are going on 3 years old and I have no plans on doing anything with them.  Unless a hive dies out for disease or an unknown reason, I wouldn't be too concerned,  especially if you aren't treating with hard chemicals.

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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2009, 04:34:54 PM »

I was going to ask this very question........Thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2009, 06:51:49 PM »

Since it's already 4.9mm there will not be very much accumulation of cocoons before they chew them back out to 4.9mm.  I wouldn't worry about it.  But you can boil it (it can withstand 220 F) or pressure wash it, if you insist.

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