Our hive was abandoned in late July. We are newbies, got the hive in April. All seemed fine, thriving, had eggs, larvae, capped brood, etc. then one day it was a ghost town! I took the 10 frames and put them in plastic bags and froze the. They are still in the freezer.
1. If I take the frames out but keep them sealed in plastic, are they free of critters wh want to take over the hive...in other words am I ok that the frames have been frozen?
2. How can I determine why they left lock, stock and barrel? Bad location, ?