robed hive, wax moth infestation, cant freeze frames - what to do with frames?

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by adamant, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. adamant

    adamant Member

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    hive was robed ,what few bees left i shook off and took the hive out of service. i found wax moths in it and i cant freeze 30 frames. what else can i do to rid of the moths?
     
  2. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    almost anything else you can do involves substantial risk...

    1) you can of course place such frames on a very robust hive and they will clean them up or 2) place in a solar wax melter and start all over again.

    #1 for me typically requires that the frames be recheck fairly often to assure me that the wax moth infestation has been curtailed and not simply transferred to another hive.
     

  3. Eddy Honey

    Eddy Honey New Member

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    Maybe freeze a few frames at a time to kill everything and then store the frames where nothing can get in them.
     
  4. riverbee

    riverbee Active Member

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    i would try to do what eddy said, try to freeze as many as possible at a time to salvage what you can. maybe 'borrow' friends or relatives freezer? just a thought to avoid having to start all over.