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  1. #1
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    Apr 2015
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    Napa, CA
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    Default new foundation/frames storage for spring concerns?

    Hi,

    1. Is there a potential problem installing new foundation (rite-cell & some wax) in frames now for this spring?

    2. I was going to store it in the hive bodies with covers in garage/shed, or is there a better way?

    I was reading about wax moths and a bt treatment, although it seemed brood comb was more vulnerable.

    Thanks

  2. #2
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    Apr 2014
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    Lamar Co. Alabama, USA
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    Default Re: new foundation/frames storage for spring concerns?

    I store mine in the frames, in the hive boxes. I put a piece of card board or plywood under them and put a top on the stack or hive. I don't worry much about moths and foundation since the moths are looking for pollen and brood comb. Foundation doesn't have much for them to eat. They eat the old cocoons, pollen, etc, in the comb.
    "Sometimes the best action is no action at all."
    Started 2011, 3-10 frame hives; 2016, 32-8 frame hives, 1 nuc

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
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    Walker, Alabama, USA
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    Default Re: new foundation/frames storage for spring concerns?

    I once stuck a box of foundation in the saddle storage of my horse trailer and forgot about it until about 10 years later when I cleaned the area out because I was selling the trailer. It was still just fine and I used it that season. Foundation keeps. It's comb that you have to take care of.

    JMO

    Rusty
    Rusty Hills Farm -- home of AQHA A Rusty Zipper and Rusty's Bees.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
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    Default Re: new foundation/frames storage for spring concerns?

    Exactly what I needed to know. Thanks guys.

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