Quick question from a novice
I had taken an 8 frame super of capped honey off my hives and stored it at our house for the last 3 weeks (was going to extract it but have since decided to use it making more splits).
I opened it up when moving it this afternoon to find it had a wax moth issue! Judging from pictures I have seen, I have gotten off very lightly with almost no damage to the frames and very minimal damage to the combs. I think its Galleria mellonella..?
I pulled all the pupal cocoons and as much of the web off the comb as I could and then put the frames in a freezer (-19c) to kill any remaining eggs and larvae.
My question (and hope) is - can I put these frames back in a hive for the girls to clean up so I can still use them for splits in a week? There are only 2/8 that had large amounts of dark, fermented honey in them, and I guess my concern is that this will make them sick.
Any advice or guidance would be very much appreciated
(I will try and get some photos up for you tonight)