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Offline TerraJoy

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Frozen frames... what to do?
« on: June 12, 2011, 02:39:11 PM »
I had a laying worker (Akk!!) and used the shake out method to combine two hives.  I then took the frames (full of drone larva, multi egg cells, pollen and nectar) and froze them.  I now want to use the frames in a swarm capture hive because they have drawn comb... what do I need to do? Can I let them thaw out a bit and put them in?

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Re: Frozen frames... what to do?
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2011, 04:04:51 PM »
First off;
They need to thaw out completely, get up to outside temp !!

Then they need to be put into a active cell to be cleaned out by the bees.

When they are cleaned of all the dead eggs, larva, etc. they can be used in a trap.

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Offline schawee

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Re: Frozen frames... what to do?
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2011, 04:10:13 PM »
i agree with bee-bop on this one.      ...schawee
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