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Re: Wax Moth

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  • joe9360@yahoo.com
    ... Hi Ray, 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
    Message 1 of 3 , Jun 26, 2001
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      --- In beekeeping@y..., Rmaltby@c... wrote:
      > I have a hive that went queenless and declined. I now have a laying
      > 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

      Hi Ray,

      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.

      Regards,
      Joe
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