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My bees are doing great, first year, and I don't have enough frames and foundation on hand, but I will get some this week.I didn't expect to use
so many supers. But I have access to some old drawn out frames that
has been sitting for over ten years. The wax is very brittle, and might fall apart. My biggest concern is AFB, most of my other equipment is either new
or from one source. Any ideas please? Thank you.
 

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My bees are doing great, first year, and I don't have enough frames and foundation on hand, but I will get some this week.I didn't expect to use
so many supers. But I have access to some old drawn out frames that
has been sitting for over ten years. The wax is very brittle, and might fall apart. My biggest concern is AFB, most of my other equipment is either new
or from one source. Any ideas please? Thank you.
Benson's are only just over an hour away. I've always found their foundation and frames well priced. Far preferable to using chancey equipment.
 

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Any ideas please? Thank you.
Know your source. The best way to get AFB is to buy it. So, you need to know and trust your source of "new", new to you, yetold, equipment. If the beekeeper is trust worthy and says that the equipment has never been infected or exposed to AFB, then go ahead and use it.

What does your Provincial Apiarist recommend? They arequite thorough about keeping track of beekeepers and diseases. That's the impressionI get from the Apiarist and Inspectors that I know from Ontario.

You could always buy the equipmenrt and trash the frames. get new frames and let your bees make the comb. thatwould lessen any possible exposure.
 
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