>I am still wondering about how the moths "arrive" on the frames. can they lay dormant for some time then hatch and start eating?
I don't know how long the eggs can go before they hatch but the moths can get through tiny cracks so they will get in no matter what you do and probably have already laid eggs anyway. But if it freezes hard enough it will kill the moths and the eggs and the larvae.
> Are these moths everywhere and might happen to get in the house and then go to the frames?
They are everywhere. I once made the mistake of storing supers in my basement. That was five years ago and there are STILL moths in my basement.
> I guess i am wondering if they are not on the fames now after several weeks of being in the house where are they going to come from?
If the boxes have not frozen and you have drawn comb in the supers, I guarantee you have some wax moth larvae living in them right now. After they emerge and lay eggs, you'll have LOTS of wax moth larvae in them.
>I am new to all this and just trying to understand the workings of these pest.
Freezing is the best way to get rid of them, which means the boxes are much better off outside where they will freeze.