Hello Beeks and friends of bees.
I haven’t been on the forum for a while and have been “beek’ing” on my own, with help from locals. However, I’ve realised that at night my bees might be cold and this may be the cause of condensation in the flow frames. So this evening my bees are dressed in a woolly blanket and are sporting a boogie board (a small foam surfboard) on the roof as insulation. I’ll work on a more permanent arrangement, but i like the boogie board thingo. I should tell you that it’s my dog who has offered her blanket to the bees for the night.
There is no AFB or EFB - we’ve tested for same. I live in a warm, climate and this year it’s been dry all year, and cold in the evening.
However, because of the condensation, I have what looks like creeping mould blackness thingo happening throughout the flow frames, which must be cleaned. So i need advice as to how to clean, thoroughly, the frames. I’ve put them in the freezer first and me thinks I will need to dismantle the frames and clean them. Any Advice or tips would be appreciated