Combined hives.... What now?

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Garry R 

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I store my super frames after extraction wet and wrapped in a sheet of newspaper. two frames per half a broadsheet I then store them in an old non-working freezer just beacause they are free and folk are keen to get rid of them. I am also lucky to have picked up one (cosmetic disaster) which works so a 48 hour blast at -18C to zap wax moths. The final bonus is the freezers are mouse proof and as they are stored wet the bees love getting into them the following spring. Supers are sterilised (poly hives) or scorched (wood) so you have to empty them anyway.
 

Rhyolite 

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I store my super frames after extraction wet and wrapped in a sheet of newspaper. two frames per half a broadsheet I then store them in an old non-working freezer just beacause they are free and folk are keen to get rid of them. I am also lucky to have picked up one (cosmetic disaster) which works so a 48 hour blast at -18C to zap wax moths. The final bonus is the freezers are mouse proof and as they are stored wet the bees love getting into them the following spring. Supers are sterilised (poly hives) or scorched (wood) so you have to empty them anyway.
Thank you, this seems like a simple option while deciding on getting a freezer
 

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