Cleaning barely-filled frames
Yesterday I took an "empty" deep off a weak colony in preparation for combining. Some of the frames have nectar and pollen in the cells. Not a lot, maybe 20% of the cells or less. What do I do with these frames? I assume if I store them as-is, they will mold. I set them out, but the bees seem to be ignoring them. Let the ants clean them, perhaps? I don't want to leave them out too long, or the skunks and coons will be at them.
“The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams.” -Henry David Thoreau