Re: Wax Moth Residue
Just my limited experience, I had a hive given to me about 4 years ago. It had been sitting for a while and I let it sit for about a year before I got to it. It had bunches of larvae residue, some web, and lots of damage to the boxes and especially the frames. I was told by an old beek to just clean it up and use it. I scraped down the boxes and then started on the frames. There was lots of boring, web, and old cocoons. I salvaged several of the frames, but I threw away the worst. I had to take a picking tool and clean out the boring. I have been using the equipment for 2 years now without any problems. I think that is all you need to do, everything else is over kill. I would say that I probably would throw away all the frames and buy new as the cleaning of all the cracks and crevices is very time consuming. Good luck.
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