Wax moth recovery question ?

Discussion in 'Pests and Diseases' started by CrogWelly, May 10, 2020.

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  1. CrogWelly

    CrogWelly New Member

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    I recently returned to beekeeping after a three year hiatus due to job location.

    A lot of my old frame stock has been contaminated with wax moths. My bad. Lesson learned

    But is plastic foundation recoverable? IE frames that had comb on them that has been contaminated with wax moth lavae, webs and trails? Can that be washed off and the frames re-used?

    Thanks beeks....
     
  2. CrogWelly

    CrogWelly New Member

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    Hey Crog thanks for posting. Listen man you can totally use those frames again. Just brush off or wash off the bad stuff. Soaking in detergent for a few days heps. Then can pressure wash or scrub them clean.
     

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    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm guessing that no one was home when you posted. Just brush off the bad stuff, or dunk in dish soap water, rinse and let dry. The bees will finish the tidying up
     
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    CrogWelly New Member

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    Thanks Gypsi. Good to know.
     
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