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I have a group of frames that were maggot-slimed last summer-fall :)eek:) and I stored them for winter (after freezing 2 weeks and cutting off the wax). Now I'd like to use 'em and am wondering if mere scrubbing with soapy water would be adequate. I don't know if a frame's wood (pine?) gets easily warped when wet.

Does anybody have any experience/suggestions with this? Thanks for any feedback ....

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Most times, I freeze them and then put them back in service. If they are really nasty, after freezing, I'll flush them with water and then give back to the bees. I almost never cut out the comb resulting from SHB.
 

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Yeah, I wash them off with the vegetable sprayer on my kitchen sink, then give the frames back to the bees to repair. I don't recall any frames warping from this treatment. My frames though, are glued and nailed.
 
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