Wax Moth Damage

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by Eddy Honey, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. Eddy Honey

    Eddy Honey New Member

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    Are these frames too far gone to be saved?
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    Eddy Honey New Member

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    These are the worst of the bunch: IMG_8750.jpg IMG_8751.jpg IMG_8752.jpg IMG_8753.jpg IMG_8754.jpg IMG_8755.jpg
     

  3. brooksbeefarm

    brooksbeefarm New Member

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    Eddy,i don't see any frames shown that the bees can't clean up? It;s the ones that the webs cover most of the frames and the wax is ate clear through is the ones i trash. JMHO, Jack
     
  4. ApisBees

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    Eddy in most the pictures there is plastic foundation so the wax moth can not do as much destruction. As jack said the bees will have no problem cleaning it up. Just freeze it to kill any larva or eggs so they don't continue there comb destruction.
     
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    Those don't look too bad. Use an uncapping fork to removes the worst parts, lifting it off, and they should be good to go in a strong hive.
     
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    Eddy, you're a lucky man to be able to ask about those frames. You don't know what really messed up wax mothed frames look like. May you never see some of the mess I've come across recently. Like Jack, Apis and Perry have said, they are all re-useable after a little care: remove the webbing that you can, freeze the larvae to death, and I would add, if you can, spray them with BT. They should be good for several more seasons.
     
  7. bamabww

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    Mine were much worse than that and after doing like you've been advised by these gents, the bees cleaned them up very nicely. Good luck.