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Offline colbees

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freezing frames
« on: January 21, 2013, 08:46:32 AM »
how do you freeze frames, should i put them in something when im freezing them
« Last Edit: January 21, 2013, 09:08:47 AM by colbees »
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Offline Lone

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Re: freezing frames
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2013, 08:47:46 AM »
Yes, you should put them in the freezer.

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Re: freezing frames
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2013, 09:01:12 AM »
Yes, you should put them in the freezer.

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Re: freezing frames
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2013, 09:28:23 AM »
I would at least place them into a plastic bag.

Offline danno

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Re: freezing frames
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2013, 10:00:20 AM »
no need to freeze them up here this time of the year.  If a colony dies mother nature takes care of the freezeing

Offline edward

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Re: freezing frames
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2013, 11:12:44 AM »
Yes, you should put them in the freezer

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Ok, if your going to eat or sell the honey bee careful what you store next to them, lots of spicy food and garlic could make the honey taste " interesting"


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Re: freezing frames
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2013, 11:30:56 AM »
That was a good one Lone.  I have put a super in the freezer in a large bag.




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Re: freezing frames
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2013, 05:08:20 PM »
I keep a few deep freezers in the basement for freezing boxes.   I just throw the whole super with frames in for a few days before storage.  Remember when you pull them out of the freezer, they will condensate and that water needs to dry off before bagging or placing into storage due to mold.  I end up with frames with some honey that I save for spring and I just leave the supers in the freezer until I need them.   

 

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