Re: Where and how to store drawn comb
We have a chest freezer just for the bees, it cools to -10f. It holds around 50 or so frames (have not counted) I freeze them, then either place back in the hive boxes, stacked up with the top having a piece of door screen over it. Keeps any new wax moths from arriving.
Or I put them in some clear containers picked up at walmart, they hold 16 medium frames. Again place door screen over the top. Keeps them from molding up. We can have a humid warm winter, cold freezing winter. I keep the frames in a room in our basement.
I have managed to get a good amount of drawn super comb doing this for the past three years. And some extra brood comb.
Have never had wax moth issues taking care of the frames this way.
I have used BT for brood comb in a swarm trap, the moths did not damage it.
If used on the super combs, I would need to make sure they really dried we do get mold on anything left damp.
Last edited by missybee; 10-26-2017 at 06:51 AM.
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Zone 6b: 27 hives in Maryland, Carniolan, Italian mix mutts: Still learning - started bees spring of 2014.