I got my start last season and am hooked for life I believe . I ran across an old beekeeper that wants out . He has enough hive bodys to make 50 hives at least that are all 8 frame deeps . He is also selling me bees that he overwintered in these .
My main question is with these all being used and some as old as 40 years old how can I make sure to not bring in a disease to my healthy bees ? There is drawn comb but some in my opinion is way past use as it is black as coal .
Is there a way that is practical to decontaminate ? I would have no problem with a large pot of boiling water with some clorox it it if that would do it .
Some can learn by others mistakes , others have to whizz on the electric fence for themslves .