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@JohnF and anyone else with anything to offer....

Following on from the comments in the Oxalic/glycerine thread regarding pathogen loading and comb sterilisation as an aid to preventing Cororapa-

As a hobbiest I am able to follow a clean frame program - a brood frame is lucky to get to be 2 years old. Anything  dark I cant see through gets melted out and new foundation inserted.

As I use my own wax for foundation- am I just keeping the pathogens within my hives? Would the heat of melting the wax be enough to sterilize the wax? or would it require the recommended 2 hours at 50degrees to effectively destroy Nosema and lotmaria?




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