I’m in the process of extracting the honey stores of my colony, that died due to varroa infestation at some point in early winter. Along with capped honey, there’s a good amount of brood comb that the last batch of workers began to fill with nectar, presumably after the queen died. I’ve cut away some of it & placed in a plastic bag in the freezer, thinking that it could be helpful to a new colony this spring.
I’d like input on whether this is truly a safe and worthwhile plan, given the infestation & probability of disease. If not, I would just add it to the pile of wax to be rendered.