I keep my bees at my cousins apple farm (old family farm) and she gave me 3 med supers and 1 brood nest super. all of them have frames with what looks like duragilt foundation.
2 of the honey supers were untouched by the mice, but the brood nest and one of the honey supers smell like mouse urine. i was going to toss one the honey super that was on the bottom because it smells bad, but i think i can save the brood nest.
is it useable?
how should i wash?
should i just toss the frames the mice ate the foundation out of and peed on?
the bees will use it, but the reason mice pee around their nest is to mark territory. this smell will attract other mice, so unless you trash the frames and scorch the inside of the boxes, be prepared to use mice guards or have "aggressive" bees from fending off mice. good luck,mike
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