This last fall I had a few of my hives destroyed by what I believe was wax moth. The hives, when opened, were full of webs and I notice a few larva/worms living in them The bees were all gone. I believe these hives were weak/splits to being with so when the wax moths entered the bees put up little defence.
I took the frames out and scraped away all the wax that was in and around the frames and was really pissed at my lose so I then just set the boxes, with frames in them, on top of each other and left them there for a few weeks...exposed to rain/sun/bugs.
I then gathered the boxes up and stored them in my garage for the winter. Today, I looked at them and noticed that all the frames are mildewy and dirty from setting for such a long time.
What is the best way to clean these frames so I can ready them for other hives this spring? BLEECH???