View Full Version : does frrezing kill mites?
03-07-2009, 06:42 AM
I have a super and a deep of a dead hive with a little honey; I suspect the hive dead because of mites. If I freeze the frames it kill the mites on the frames? Do mites live in frames with no bees around?
Thanks a lot,
03-07-2009, 08:46 AM
Yes freezing for 24 hours will kill the mites, as for surviving in comb with no bees, I really do not know.
03-07-2009, 09:01 AM
Mites don't live very long at all w/out bees to live on. I wouldn't bother freezing combs to kill mites, not combs from a deadout anyway.
03-08-2009, 01:47 PM
If the bees are dead, the mites are dead.