I was just given a bunch of bee hives and equipment that has net been used for 10 years. It was all stored in an open barn. Hornets, moths, and mice had turned the hive parts into their homes. I have been cleaning them all out and most of the equipment "seems" to be structurally in tact.
I need to know how to clean them all off. The wax that is still there is black and crumbly. The wires on the frames is rusted. All of the wood looks fine. Can this stuff be saved? How can I clean it all up?