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  1. #1
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    Default Can you kill wax moth larvae/eggs with heat?

    Freezer space isn't an option for me.

    But I have seen wax moth larvae die in the solar wax melter BEFORE the wax starts to melt at 145 degrees.

    Before I ran a potentially sticky experiment, I figured I would ask if anyone has ever:
    painted a deep box black,
    filled it with frames containing wax moths,
    put a cover on it,
    and left it in the sun for a while?

    So long as the temp stays under 140, the comb should be OK. Of course, there's no way of knowing when or if it goes higher than that... or is there?

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    I read this link and use this on my comb with great results for me....

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=203563

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    Smile Can you kill wax moth larvae/eggs with heat?

    You can place the super with a cover over a large red ant nest and let the ants consume the wax moth larvae. I works best if the wax worms have just started to eat the comb.
    Or, you can use the B. t. spores and spray the combs.
    Regards,
    Ernie Lucas Apiaries
    Ernie
    My websitehttp://bees4u.com/

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    Default Re: Can you kill wax moth larvae/eggs with heat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffzhear View Post
    I read this link and use this on my comb with great results for me....

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=203563
    Link does not seem to work for me. Could someone answer the OP. Just about to try it myself, but a voice of experience would be appreciated. At what temp and for how long and what can you kill, if anything, besides wax moth with heat?
    Buzz Abbott
    USDA zone 11a, Western Garden zone 24 (75 ft elev. n34.0w118.47)

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