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  1. #1
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    Default best way to store frames w/foundation

    Got ahead of the game and bought some equipment (frames with wax coated foundation) and was wondering if it's best to store until next season inside our house, or is it OK out in a shed that is exposed to the extreme heat and cold until next Spring?
    Currently foundation sheets are still wrapped up in paper. All of our unused boxes are out in the shed (more like a lean to). I'll bring in outer covers, inner covers, & bases so I don't make a mouse hotel.

    We had been expecting to buy another Nuc, or possibly catch a swarm, but it didn't work out that way.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: best way to store frames w/foundation

    Anywhere it is cool. The basement would probably work well. If it gets hot wax will melt. Probably not an issue with plastic foundation, as you apparently have. Heat will make wax foundation collapse.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

  3. #3
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    Default Re: best way to store frames w/foundation

    Thank you Michael.
    I am using the plastic on the brood boxes, and full wax with wire embedded on the Supers.
    I have surplus on the foundation and will store it away.

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