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Author Topic: shb infested frames--what to do?  (Read 2204 times)
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« on: November 07, 2010, 07:07:02 PM »

I have a nuc that succumbed to the SHB.  So, about 4 frames of larva invested nastiness.  I dont have a way to freeze these.  Wont fit any anyone's freezer that would be willing(lots of us run on small propane fridges off-grid).......Im I destined to just destroy this comb or is there some other way?  thanks for any ideas....
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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2010, 07:31:54 PM »

Blow torch.    It is nasty, but cook all the jokers on each frame.  Then you can clean the frames up later. 
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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2010, 07:33:03 PM »

Hang the frames in the open sunlight/

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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2010, 07:37:15 PM »

I have washed them out good and placed them in a STRONG hive. They will clean them up. Personally, if you cannot freeze them, I would destroy them.

Steve

Place them in an ant bed for clean up?
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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2010, 08:04:28 PM »

Got chickens?
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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2010, 01:00:05 AM »

yes, i went with the chicken method.  They loved it.  entertained them for hours and it was kinda funny to see a perfect imprint of a chicken foot in the wax.  will just dump the left over nasty wax at the land fill and start over.  its too gross to even melt down.  mahalo all......
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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2010, 04:03:25 PM »

I think a video of some hens cleaning up frames would be most entertaining.
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« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2010, 01:53:56 PM »

I made one!!!  grin I just remembered.  I will try to post it sometime soon to youtube and post a link. thanks for reminding me.....
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« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2010, 09:16:44 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2010, 02:21:16 AM »

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i think this will take you there........
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« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2010, 06:59:14 PM »

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« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2011, 09:18:25 AM »

 I just lay them in the sun till they die then flip the frame over. You have to watch the frames or they will melt. My truck flatbed or an unused pallet work fine. It's sadistic grin grin grin but fun.
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