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iv read that yes they can especially if its an old frame they will have eggs under the lip of the top and bottom groves thats why they say use like some kind of moth ball(may not be the right stuff) and wrap it in a plastic bag and the let air out 24 to 48 hrs before reusing i think this was in the book beekeeping for dummies that i just read. ""a tip"" was to put it in a freezer over night kills everything then store it should be fine some pp dont like the chemicals
 

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Freezer does not kill the eggs of the lesser wax moth.
The eggs of the greater wax moth and SHB are killed but 72 hours is better.
 

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A few years back I lost all my hives to hurricanes. All I had left were some boxes of plastic foundation. They sat out in my horse trailer for about 6-7 years. No wax moths. No roaches. Even the mice didn't bother them. They are in my current hives. The bees like 'em fine.

HTH

Rusty
 
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