I'm getting ready to start some new bees this year. I lost all three hives this winter. One of the hives I lost this winter had some DWV last fall. Do I need to destroy the frames, etc. or can I use them again? [Did a search, found nothing...]
I do foundationless. I already cut all the old comb off. Just wondering if I need to do more with the frames and boxes of that particular hive.
[I'm thinking the other hives died because they were too small for the wild cold weather we had here in spite of the stores, candyboard, insulation and covers they had.]