Moths in beehive

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    • #3122
      Sophie
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      Hello there!

      I have found 2 moths in my beehive on two separate occasions – it looks like it could be a wax moth? What would the best course of action be?

      Thanks!

       

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      Tim
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      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

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