Frost: perfect to clean honey comb frames
At last forecast is for a few days of overnight frosts here in Norfolk and most of the UK. I placed my spare brood boxes, supers with the frames of honey comb outside last night.
Over next couple of days will go through each frame and scrape off excess propolis. Brood boxes and supers will also be scraped with hive tool to remove propolis and then I will blow torch the inside corners and crevices thus either killing any bugs/deceases with frost and or with the blow torch.
I always wait til we get a few guaranteed days of frost before doing this, as propolis when frozen easily cracks off. Where as in spring/summer when warm it is sticky and just spreads everywhere and is impossible to remove.
If you can get your boxes and frames outside during a frost it will definitely aid you in cleaning them down and ready for spring.