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  1. #1
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    Jul 2012
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    Grapeland, TX
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    Default Newbie, what to do.

    I had a rancher friend of mine that one of his bee keepers accidentally left two supers in his barn. Problem is that they are FULL of honey and moth larvae. Should I freeze it for a week or just get rid of it. The reason I got it is he is letting me out bees on a different tract of land that he manages. What say you.

  2. #2
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    Nov 2011
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    Rader, Greene County, Tennessee, USA
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    Default Re: Newbie, what to do.

    I'd freeze the frames to kill the moth larvae, then allow your bees to rob the honey from the defrosted frames.
    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

  3. #3
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    Jul 2012
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    Grapeland, TX
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    Default Re: Newbie, what to do.

    Thanks for the info. The bee keeper lost his help and the ranch manager called me and asked if I wanted to learn. I helped him for a couple of day prepare a move 420 hives. So I picked his brain the whole time. I put the nuc in a new deep box and started feeding them to help jump start them. I will pull feed when I put these two supers. I currently have it in my truck with a camper. I bagged them in thick trash bags. I will put them in the freezer tomorrow.

  4. #4
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    Grapeland, TX
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    Default Re: Newbie, what to do.

    Well I put the supers on and the bees are loving it. We will see how it goes.

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