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Rural Gardening: Help Some signs of wax moths in my brooder frames

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Rose Hill, NC
(Zone 8a)

March 19, 2011
12:02 PM

Post #8436491

full on honey! I have 9 brooder frames of honey mostly capped. I got them to use when I get my start of bees in a few weeks. A friend is going to divide her hive with me. I have then in the coolest room in the house. (for nearly 3 weeks now) Can I stick the frames (only 2 show a start of worms) in a freezer for several days to kill the worms? I want use these frames as food for the new divide. But not sure if it will do anything to the honey?? Thanks...
Hodgen, OK
(Zone 6a)

March 22, 2011
5:19 PM

Post #8443760

Yes freeze 'em. You need to keep them in the freezer for at least 2 days or leave them in the freezer and take them out the day before you need them. Do not worry about the honey it will still be good. Also, when you rob the hive this summer place the honey frames in the freezer to kill off any insect and parasitic insect eggs before you process the honey. You can also keep them in the freezer until you have time to process them.
Rose Hill, NC
(Zone 8a)

March 29, 2011
2:06 PM

Post #8458814

many thanks... d
Smithfield, NC

July 20, 2012
9:10 PM

Post #9212989

is all honey safe to eat - i haven't used anything chemically on hive or in my garden - is that all I need to do is take a top layer off? My hive just split... so there is a ton of honey...

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