Every year around this time I make my final hive inspections before cold weather. I usually find a handful of hives that are unlikely to survive, so I shake out the bees and then I try to find a home for the frames. Since most of my hives are already configured for winter, I’m always left with a hundred or so frames that have held brood/pollen. By spring these frames will usually have wax moth damage if I store them with my honey frames. I don’t have a freezer big enough to store them. I’m unwilling to use PDB.
This year I’m trying an experiment. I’ve built several wooden frame holders that I’m hanging from the bottom of the trusses in my pole barn. These frames will get good sunlight and ventilation, yet are protected from rain. Any opinions? Will wax moths still move in?