So i haven’t been able to figure out the reason completely. It appears to be mites, but it could also be too much moisture in the hive…
Checked on my hive after a few weeks and everyone is gone We will start again here in the spring time and hopefully do a better job with the bees! My question for the experts. I have my brood frames with honey in them and now dead brood. I believe the honey can be used by a new colony next spring, and I know they can clean up all of the dead larvae.
Question is what should i do with the frames now?
- should they go in the freezer to kill off any potential mites?
Do they need to stay in the freezer until it is time to put them into the hive or can I take them out after a day or two? I ask because there is presently a bit of surface mold on the frames.
If the comb isn’t straight, should I even allow the frame to go into a new hive or just tear it down to the foundation?
anything else I should be considering and taking into account?