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Offline RangerBrad

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replacing HSC frames??
« on: May 06, 2009, 12:17:46 PM »
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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Re: replacing HSC frames??
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2009, 01:01:39 PM »
Absolutely, and they need to be recycled properly,  I'll give you my address and I'll take care of them for you. :-D

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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Re: replacing HSC frames??
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2009, 05:34:54 PM »
I was going to ask this very question........Thanks!

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Re: replacing HSC frames??
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2009, 07:51:49 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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