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    Default Dead Out frames

    What is the best way to store the drawn comb from a dead out hive ? Does it need to be frozen or can I just bag it in the deep and store in a dry place.

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    Default Re: Dead Out frames

    I just leave it in a 10 frame box where it'll stay cold and dry (outside shed). If there's a dead cluster bread the fames out to let the bees not in cell fall away. Those still in cells will dry out and be relatively easy for the next bees to remove. If you don't do that to a cluster it'll turn into a nasty stinky moldy mess.
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    Default Re: Dead Out frames

    Quote Originally Posted by D Coates View Post
    I just leave it in a 10 frame box where it'll stay cold and dry (outside shed). If there's a dead cluster bread the fames out to let the bees not in cell fall away. Those still in cells will dry out and be relatively easy for the next bees to remove. If you don't do that to a cluster it'll turn into a nasty stinky moldy mess.
    I cleaned out all the loose dead bees and there were some still with their heads stuck in the combs that I left. Thanks I can store them under my shed. Looking forward to using them in the Spring.

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    Perfect. The next batch of bees will pull out the dead ones with their heads still in the comb and not skip a beat.
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    Default Re: Dead Out frames

    I would protect them from mice too.

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    Default Re: Dead Out frames

    I assumed that, but yeah you're right to make note of it.
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