Wax coated pasticomb and wax moths

Discussion in 'Pests and Diseases' started by AcmeBees, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. AcmeBees

    AcmeBees New Member

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    I ordered 100 deep and 100 medium frames and corresponding wax coated plasticomb.

    I have been building and assembling the frames/foundation and placing into empty hive bodies, nucs, and honey supers.

    Do I need to worry about wax moth infestation with this undrawn wax coated plasticomb?

    Sorry in advance if dumb question.
     
  2. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    I would install the foundation just before you are getting ready to put bees on it (a few days ahead of time is fine). I don't think you have to worry about wax moth infestation on wax coated plastic foundation.

    P.S. - no such thing as a dumb question. :wink:
     

  3. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    there are no dumb questions here <I might give you a stupid answer from time to time so forgive me for that in advance.

    wax moth might after a long bit of storage leave tracks (kind of hard to describe.. look like little squiggly lines on the foundation) on the face of the wax but really do no damage as far as I can tell. wax moth are attracted and find their food source in the pupae casting of the honeybees. until the wax become black it has no food value for the wax moth.