I had a rough first year. I lost 4 of 5 hives. As a result, I have 8 deeps full of frames. When the bees died, I just threw the deeps in my garage. The frames contain everything from empty foundation, to honey, to pollen, to capped brood.
I don't have unlimited freezer space, but I could freeze them one deep at a time.
Is there any reason not to re-use the frames when I get my new bees? What would cause you to not put the old frames in a new package/nuc? Should I freeze them first? How long? Should I store them inside between now and then?