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just taken over some old equipement from my late father and foundwhat is for me a large quantity of brood foundation as i have only one hive ( 60 sheets of 5.6 and 30 sheet of 4.9 of foundation)..all sealed in their plastic bags

and 60 sheets of 5.6 super foundation

but i know that it is at least three years old..receipt from thornes feb 2006 and that my father sold his main hives in 2007

So Does foundation go off?

could i use it next year 2010? or the year after 2011?

How to i keep it sweet?

or do i just bin it?
 

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No problem. You need not to do anything to them even if pals say that you should warm them up or what ever.
 
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My brother gave me some brood foundation 5 years ago, I have no idea how long he had it stored for but I'm guessing a couple of years, anyway the bees have drawn it out without me doing anything to it.
 

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In a fit of madness in 1982 I bought £200s worth of frames and foundation.
I still have a few frames left but used the last of the foundation this past season - 27 years old. Accepted by the bees without a quibble apart from one colony - see my thread "Wax abuse":):)
Your "young" foundation should pose no problems
Regards Mike
 

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