wax moths!

Discussion in 'Pests and Diseases' started by Tyro, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. Tyro

    Tyro Member

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    Thought this might be of interest:

    I store comb in my nucs and seal them up if I don't have the active hives to put the comb in.

    One of my nuc screens failed. Thankfully, there was only a single frame of very old comb in there - but the wax moths did get it. I caught it early.

    The first photo is the frame with a sheet of webbing hanging over it like a curtain. The frame probably went into storage less than a month ago - so they work fast!


    The second photo is the sheet of webbing that they spun over the other side of the frame. When I pulled the frame out - the sheet stayed behind because it was also attached to the nuc.

    Mike
     

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  2. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    they work so fast that even the small hive beetles cannot keep up.
     

  3. brooksbeefarm

    brooksbeefarm New Member

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    Like tec said, they can take over quick. I'm getting ready to store some supers and i foregot how much BT per gal. of water? i think it's 1 tsp. per gal. of water, or you can use two. correct me if i'm wrong, please. :confused: Jack
     
  4. Iddee

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    One tsp. per quart. 4 per gallon.
     
  5. Walt B

    Walt B New Member

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  6. brooksbeefarm

    brooksbeefarm New Member

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    Thanks for the info. Jack