I freeze for 72 hrs. minimum and then I leave in an open storage box in my house until they come to room temp. I then store the frames (4 months or until needed) in a plastic storage bin, again in my house, and I've never had wax moth or hive beetle worms. I use Sterilite 64qt. latching box 23 3/4L x 16W x 13 1/2H. If you invert every other frame you can store quite a few in one box. I also store my super frames at the end of the season the same way. I just let the bees dry the extracted frames before I pull them and freeze them.
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