We have come to winter here and have just removed our Flow super. We have put the frames near the hive so the bees can clean them up- and they are at it. We plan to store them for winter now- and thought perhaps we should freeze them so that any wax moth larvae is killed.
Does the Flow team have any input here? Could freezing degrade the flow frame plastic? Could it become brittle?
also does anyone have any ideas/advice on how to treat the frames before re-installing them? Do you leave all the old broken capping, etc on them? I imagine so- as removal won’t be easy and it should give the bees a big head start next year.
What do you think?