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    Default Wax moth damage

    Two hives were weakened by mosquito spraying and the small hive beetles, wax moths and ants finished the job. Notice the small crawling larva and oily appearance! This hive had about 5 gallons of honey when destroyed.
    http://americasbeekeeper.com/Moth%20Damage_04.jpg

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    Default Re: Wax moth damage

    I know this sight all too well...I had a hive completely destroyed by them. I think I added supers too fast, thus creating too much space.

    My condolences, I know that is a nasty mess to clean up!

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    Default Re: Wax moth damage

    Mess? the chickens had a feast! They clean it down to the foundation and do not tear up anything.

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