Brood frames of stores and storage

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I'm intrigued to know how fellow beeks on here store their spare frames of stores left over from Winter.

I personally keep them racked up in spare brood boxes in a store room until they're required for feeding nucs etc etc.

Do you treat yours with Acetic acid?....perhaps keep them in the freezer?....throw away any Ivy stores if it's crystalised?

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I treated all the boxes and frames (empty or part full) with Acetic acid for about a week. Then left them out in the autumn sun to get rid of most of the fumes. Stacked them in the garage with crown board top and bottom after putting vaseline round the top and bottom surfaces of each box. To keep wax moth out.

Not sure what to do with the ivy honey though.
 
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