I have found sign of wax moths in some used equipment I recently purchased. There is no comb, just supers, frames and hive bodies.
I am washing all equipment in very hot water with a generous application of Oxyclean. I've seen what this stuff can do to organic matter- essentially it disolves it, and I've used it before on a super I was given that needed cleaning badly without any harmful effect on the bees.
After using it and soaking the equipment in it, I rinse it well and let it dry. I think this will kill any wax moths or eggs remaining before winter storage. I want to bag these supers in plastic garbage bags and store then in an unheated garage for winter, but have read they are best left to air.
Does anyone have experience with this? What is suggested? I do not want to treat this equipment with chemicals as I am trying to keep bees organically.
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