Re: Wax Moth
- --- In beekeeping@y..., Rmaltby@c... wrote:
> I have a hive that went queenless and declined. I now have a layingHi Ray,
> queen and have a fair amount of capped brood. However the wax moths
> have infested the hive. I have gone through each frame and cut out
> all eggs and moth sacks, and moth larve that I can find but can't
> seem to control them. How can I control the moths and stll allow my
> hive to recover?? Any suggestions will be appreciated.
> Ray Maltby
> Longwood, FL
I would reduce the hive so the bees can protect it. If your
using 2 hive bodies and the bees are only covering 5 frames I would
remove 1 hive body till the colony covers 9 or 10 frames. Then put it
back. You may want to replace damaged comb with foundation.