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Offline hjon71

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Common Practice?
« on: July 06, 2013, 10:08:08 PM »
Do you normally run all frames through a freezer before storing over winter? I will have some with comb and some that I cut the comb out of and scrapped as clean as I could(really old dark stiff comb). I really don't want any nasty surprises next spring.
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Offline AllenF

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Re: Common Practice?
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2013, 10:15:48 PM »
I freeze it all before.  We never did back in the day, but now I do.  I also don't scrap or clean any of the frames either.  I do let the bees rob out any honey after extraction, but then a couple days in a deep freezer and then into the cooler for next spring. 

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Re: Common Practice?
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2013, 10:47:39 AM »
It freezes outside here... no need for a freezer...
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