OMG!!! Is it wax moth larvae???

Discussion in 'Beekeeping 101' started by jwsbees, May 19, 2015.

  1. jwsbees

    jwsbees New Member

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    Pulled the slider out from under my screened bottom board and found these. Their about a half inch long. I also got stormed by half a dozen wood roaches. I'm hoping they're roach larvae.[​IMG]
     
  2. camero7

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    Look like wax moth to me. A strong hive should keep them under control. You may need to reduce the size of the hive for a while.
     

  3. ibeelearning

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    The bees can't get underneath the screen to police the wax moths. At any rate, if your are going to use screened boards, do not leave the cordite in unless you are mite counting or prepping for winter.
     
  4. jwsbees

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    Thanks, this is a new hive, and I'm a new keeper. I just inspected it a few days before and saw no evidence of them in the comb. That cordite board is kind of open to attract pests underneath. Lesson learned!