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    Default What to do with drawn frames?

    Do you guys keep your drawn out frames that aren't being used for next year, or do you use new foundation each year like fat bee man recommends? I don't like all the warning labels on the PDB, don't really like the idea of using it on supers that my kids will be eating from. But it seems like a big waste to scrape all that wax from drawn foundation.

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    Default Re: What to do with drawn frames?

    So FatBeeman starts from scratch each year? Bees have to rebuild all their comb? That must make for a major hit on his honey yield. I probably have comn that is 20 years old and still being used every year. Guess I'm a deadman.....
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    Default Re: What to do with drawn frames?

    HPM what do you do with the extra frames at the end of the year to avoid wax moths? Do you use PDB?

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    Default Re: What to do with drawn frames?

    They go into a cargo bin, where they are gassed with phosphine.... worst than PDB... huh, not really.

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    Default Re: What to do with drawn frames?

    Quote Originally Posted by hpm08161947 View Post
    they are gassed with phosphine
    Herb's breaking the 2nd (revised) commandment!
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    Default Re: What to do with drawn frames?

    Quote Originally Posted by cg3 View Post
    Herb's breaking the 2nd (revised) commandment!
    LOL..... I wasn't jerking him around... they really are gassed with phosphine. It's done a lot here in the S.E. Just like soybeans and corn....
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    Default Re: What to do with drawn frames?

    I can tell ya what not to do, do not just bring in the house, I had one hive fail, took the frames of drawn comb out and brought everything in the house, and after a few days, well maybe a week or better, I had myself quite a few Wax Moth larvae enjoying themselves, those nasty thangs, I recommend taking the frames of comb freeze em for a bit and store them. Probably in the shed, in the hive body an offset them as you stack em. Unless you like watching those nasty maggot looking things eat away your frames and everything else that come in contact with. shewwww

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