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  1. #1
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    Default Airing out stored honey supers for paramoth (how long)?

    I stored my supers with paramoth over the Winter. I let 1 super air out for about 2 weeks, 1week of it the frames were in the open air, the other week I left the frames in the box to air out(no cover on it). After about that time, there was still a trace of paramoth smell but I placed it on the hive anyway. Anyone have a suggestion of how to best, and most quickly air out stored super that were stored with paramoth. I would like to get some boxes placed on some hives this weekend but I don't want to risk harming the bees or have any other avoidable negative things happen due to the paramoth. Thanks, juzzer

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    Default Re: Airing out stored honey supers for paramoth (how long)?

    I set them out stacked offset and run a fan on them for a couple of days. Clears out the smell totally. If no fan, I give it 4-5 days but be checking after day 3 for wax moths. Sometimes I still place them back in a chest freezer overnight.

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    Default Re: Airing out stored honey supers for paramoth (how long)?

    Great. Thanks. That was what I was going to do if I did not get a response. Do you think that it would be okay if I did this on my deck? I will need quite a bit of space, but I am wondering if any bees will start to nose around on the comb. My bees are a few miles away so I doubt that they will find the supers. Will any other pests possibly become a problem while I am airing them out? Thanks, juzzer

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