When I last had active hives I ignorantly put old frames that had AFB scales in them (you could tell by the smell). I was using terramycin at the time so I never had an active case of AFB. Now that I'm starting up again I have questions about the old equipment.
I burned all the frames and combs but kept the boxes. I Know about the scortching of the boxes, but wounder how effective that is in killing the spores. Should I just get new boxes as well as frames and foundation?
What about feeder pails? Should I get new feeder pails to feed the bees or are the old ones safe to use?
With the advent of resistant AFB and the cost of equipment I don't want to develop AFB in my hives.
Thanks for advice in advance!
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