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Well I hadn't done anything stupid for a while so I set a super of partially filled combs off to the side and forgot about them.

Wax moth picnic :eek:

So what to do. Cut out damaged areas and hope the bees fill it in next year?

Most of the combs are 40-50% damaged on one side.
 

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First thing to do is freeze the comb for 24 hours or more. That will kill any eggs & larva. After that you can reevaluate the comb. Often there is more damage than you think. I wouldn't think that 50% warranted saving. After freezing, I'd cut away the damage and then use the wooden ware again.

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Thanks for the reply Pete. Will the bees fill in the open area If I leave a strip of the old comb on top?
 
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