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Friday, June 29, 2012


Introduction to wax moths
Oh no! Not another Frankenhive!

Well, not exactly. Turns out that. due to improvements in my barn, the increased winter temperatures have, for the first time, made wax moth an issue in my stored equipment. I found a stack of infested honey frames that needed cleaning up.
Typical wax moth damage. 
(arrow shows an actual adult moth, larval tunnels, and frass)
This frame was almost completely eaten out!
So, just enlisting the help of the Farm hives for the task. Infested frames put on top of the bonified honey supers. The bees will kill the moths, their larvae and eggs, and clean and rebuild the comb.

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