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Last year when we extracted our honey super we had a few hives that the supers had larva in the honey super. I would like to pull off the supers as they become full & capped an store them in my garage. I have expanded my hives this year and will have a lot of new foundation that needs to be drawn out so i don't want to use a queen excluder. Is this a smart thing to do? Will it crystallize in the frames if i wait until this fall when i have access to a honey house to extract?
 

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Will it crystallize in the frames if i wait until this fall when i have access to a honey house to extract?
Yes some will but other may not BUT what is worse is if there are small hive bettle eggs on the honey they will hatch and SPOIL the honey :(
 

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Yes some will but other may not BUT what is worse is if there are small hive bettle eggs on the honey they will hatch and SPOIL the honey :(

But if you freeze the frames (zero degrees Fahrenheit I think) for 24 hours you kill SHM and waxmoth eggs, larvae, and adults. Then you'll need to seal up the super to prevent adults from re-laying eggs.
 

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Extract the supers soon after taking them off. If you want to wait to extract them leave them on the hive and put your foundation under the full supers as they get filled.
 
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