I’m confused. You’re saying his super is filled with smb larvae?As some others have stated, if you don't have a freezer to hold your supers, the best place for them is on the hive until you're ready to extract. Otherwise you're likely to end up with trash bags full of worms and goo.
Apologies for my confusion but are you guys saying that his capped honey supers have smb eggs in them? Where? In the honey? Otherwise I don’t understand where smb larvae will slime these up if removed and placed in a bag.I believe Bee Arthor is saying that it WILL be slimed when the SHB eggs hatch in the future.
Makes total sense. Thanks. Also glad to hear the eggs aren’t imbedded in the honey.There could be eggs in tiny cracks and crevices that you don't even notice--you certainly won't see the eggs themselves. My opinion is that you have to assume there are eggs in your boxes. You could roll the dice and just bag them up, but I suspect the beetles would teach you a hard lesson soon enough.
Freezing isn't necessary if you extract and put the "sticky" frames right back on the hives; leaving the frames sit around for a couple days is a recipe for slime.So then would it be a good idea to put my extracted frames in the freezer before putting them back in the hives? To kill any potential eggs?
I never thought about hitch hikers Roland. 3 of my hives are CA spring packages so very possible. I continue to learn.Good deal. Generally, SHB do not survive well in our winters, but can hitchhike a ride in hives and packages from the South.
All is well that ends well.