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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Marietta, Georgia USA


    I recevied email from a member of a Tara Beekeepers Association of GA.
    He wrote:
    The following photos show the complete destruction of my hive by wax
    moths. I had inspected all the sections of this hive 4 weeks ago and it was
    completely clean and well populated with bees and brood. I had two and a
    half medium supers of capped honey on this hive since I harvested the spring
    popular crop in mid June. Most of this honey was sourwood. I should have
    removed it in mid August, but I had other things to do around the house and
    I procrastinated. I can only assume that as the hive population declined
    (as they normally do) in August, the moths moved into those honey supers and
    took over the hive. I came home for lunch on Wednesday and the bees were in
    the process of absconding. The yard was absolutely full of bees and I
    initially thought that I was having a fall swarm. The hive emptied very
    quickly and within 15 minutes all but a handful of the bees were gone. I
    opened the hive yesterday and it was a sickening scene. Most of you may
    have seen this before, but it was new to me. Combs complete destroyed,
    woodenware chewed up, honey dripping from damaged combs, dead and decaying
    worms and bees, maggots from flies, webbing, etc, etc.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Oakland, NJ, USA


    Hello Andrea,
    Your pictures don't come up in the browser.

    If you could email them to me I would appreciate it.




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