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Online Ben Framed

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Untreated Frames of Comb
« on: October 31, 2021, 02:50:30 pm »
In your general experience for curiosity, at what temperatures is it considered to be safe to expose untreated comb in a garage or warehouse as far as 'wax moths' are concerned?

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Re: Untreated Frames of Comb
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2021, 07:44:06 pm »
When temperatures are below freezing.
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Re: Untreated Frames of Comb
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2021, 12:11:42 am »
I have found that as long as I freeze comb and then transfer it directly into a tightly sealed stack of stored boxes, I don't have any trouble.  I did that for a couple of years and never had a waxworm outbreak.  I do put mothballs in the stacks over the winter now, but that's more to keep out mice than moths.   
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Re: Untreated Frames of Comb
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2021, 09:30:49 pm »
I freeze the comb, then put it in tightly sealed trash bags, then store it in the top of my garage.  I don't worry about the temperature.

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Re: Untreated Frames of Comb
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2021, 02:30:44 pm »
Wax moth issues are very climate dependent. 
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