I'm sure this has been asked repeatedly but I'm not seeing a thread on it right now, so ..... here goes:
I stored 5 frames of comb (with some honey, pollen, etc) in a plastic bin (closed) and when I checked it (after several months), saw fungi -- or mold? --growing on them.
I rinsed/soaked the frames in a tub, with hot/soapy water + vinegar. Let them dry, and -- after a few days -- now see them coated with fluffy white fungi.
OK, so now: what?! Do I just scrape off all the comb and call it a day? Freeze or re-store them and just use them later and let the bees clean them (if they will/can)? Or not bother with freezing?
I'm running out of space and containers and it's tougher to store things, esp. in airtight containers.
Any advice, anecdotes, etc would be appreciated ....