I was given about 50 frames that are drawn out from a large commercial outfit in CA to help me get started in Beekeeping. I guess I'm a little worried about using them after reading about pesticides, diseases etc. I also read that you can throw the frames in the freezer for a couple of days, then store them in air-tight containers (moths) and use them. The guys told me to put a couple of the drawn out frames in each hive and that would help get a hive started.
I am planning to use some of the frames in bait hives. My second question is if I am successful with a bait hive, would you quarantine and treat before adding the hive to your apiary?