Reply To: Moths in beehive

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Gary Thomas
Keymaster

Only just seen this Sophie.

I would suggest squashing moths if you find them in or near hives.

You really dont want them laying within. Its not a pretty sight and the comb would have to be destroyed. They love old comb and/or weak colonies, (strong colonies seem to manage the problem).

It helps to replace comb on a regular basis and store drawn comb carefully. One common mistake is to store comb without treating (to kill waxmoth larvae and eggs). Acetic acid or freezing.

I freeze mine . That kills all stages.

Hope that helps.

Tim