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Hi there,

 

Have a few honey supers with honeycomb frames in, can you store these supers once they are full in a shipping container? Or would it get to hot?

 

thanks in advance

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Freezer is best, I believe. 

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Must be frozen for at least 24 hours to prevent any wax moth eggs developing.

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1 hour ago, Rookie said:

Hi there,

 

Have a few honey supers with honeycomb frames in, can you store these supers once they are full in a shipping container? Or would it get to hot?

 

thanks in advance

Full of honey ? I wouldn't think so 

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Yes they would be capped honey comb frames still in their super.

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In Auckland you would rapidly land up with empty frames as every ant either side of the black stump will be flat out dining on the honey.

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1 hour ago, Rookie said:

Yes they would be capped honey comb frames still in their super.

I'm afraid @Sailabee is right.

Everyone in the posts above was referring to extracted frames .

The only way to store frames of honey is complete in the freezer until you are ready to use them , or else leave them on the hive , which then becomes a tutin risk after the end of December 

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Is there a reason they can’t be stored on top of the hive?

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46 minutes ago, cBank said:

Is there a reason they can’t be stored on top of the hive?

 No reason at all at the moment.

Synthetic varroa treatment would be one reason to remove them.

Dwindling bee population would be another . They go manky once the bees no longer patrol them.

Ants. Wax moth larvae 

Just for a start.

 

I’m sure some do leave them on the hive 

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I think you’d be best off processing them. Then storing the plastic squares in a freezer. 

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On 2/12/2018 at 3:15 PM, Rookie said:

Hi there,

 

Have a few honey supers with honeycomb frames in, can you store these supers once they are full in a shipping container? Or would it get to hot?

 

thanks in advance

full of honey? no.

Why not leave them on the hives until it's time to extract?

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