two things I've done this summer:
1. Pulled 5 frames put them in rubbermaid container with tight fitting lid, and put in the dark garage, 1 week later they were infested with wax moths and hive beetle. Put them in the freezer to kill the bugs. Will pull out when it gets a little cooler and see if the bees can clean them up and salvage any of the honey.
2. At the same time, I had a deep full of drawn comb, some with areas of capped honey, set them out in a deep box in the yard, and put a translucent lid over it, not tight fitting and the bottom of the deep box is open. - its about 200 feet from my hives. No wax moths, no beetles only 2 or 3 bees at a time on the frames.
So my question is; if there is light (indirect sunlight) on the frames do the bugs leave it alone?