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  1. #1
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    Feb 2012
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    Default Any issues keeping frames in closed nucs?

    I harvested some frames this weekend but haven't had time to extract so I put them in several empty nucs outside and closed the entrances so nothing can get at them. Hasn't been warm then 50s out so thinking the honey should be fine?

  2. #2
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    Summerville Ga. USA
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    Default Re: Any issues keeping frames in closed nucs?

    I did this back in the summer and when I got ready to extract, about a week later , hive beetles and wax moths had hatched out and ruined several supers of honey. Before I store any frames I freeze them and then close them up tight so nothing can get in them.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Any issues keeping frames in closed nucs?

    Sometimes things keep pretty well. Sometimes things go "south" quickly. It depends on what finds the honey, when and under what weather and humidity conditions. Ants and cockroaches if you're lucky. Small hive beetle and wax moths if you're not so lucky. There is a good chance that small hive beetle eggs and wax moth eggs were already there...
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Any issues keeping frames in closed nucs?

    You're getting close to freezing at night, so it would be fine most likely

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