Wax Moths

Discussion in 'Pests and Diseases' started by Eddy Honey, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. Eddy Honey

    Eddy Honey New Member

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    I opened a hive during inspection and there was a moth flying around. I think it popped out when I opened the hive but can't be sure. I've also been seeing a similar looking moth sitting on the outside of the hive body. I killed it tonight.

    Will the bees deal with a few of these themselves. All the comb looked good. It's bad enough I saw a small hive beetle in my smallest hive :-x
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    They will if there is enough bees to cover 90% of the comb area. If not, keep a watch on it or reduce their space.
     

  3. bhrandy

    bhrandy New Member

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    I also think reducing the space can do the trick!