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Greetings,
I heard mention here that freezing all frames from a dead-out will alleviate the chance of introducing disease to a starter hive. I have frames of honey that my packages to come would appreciate if they are safe to use. Would you?
 

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You can freeze seal combs with done brood, this will kill the Varroa inside the closed cells. Let the combs warm up and give them back, bees clean the combs and the queen starts again.

ONLY FIRE kills AFB-, EFB-, Nosema spores and viruses.
 

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Beeslave can you provide any more info on this please I had heard that freezing may kill some spores but some still survive

Thanks!
 

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Freezing them in a deep freeze will also kill out any wax moth eggs/larvae and small hive beetle eggs/larvae.

Not so big a deal right now but a big deal when it is warmer.

RKR
 
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