I've been beekeeping since July.
I was wrapping one of my hives today and noticed two grubs burrowed and cocooned in the top insulation that I'm pretty sure are wax moths. Here's a photo:
Can anyone tell me if it's wax moth? Iím guessing it is. Second question: What can I do about it at this time of year? I just wrapped the hives for winter. I donít plan on messing with them again until mid-February at the earliest.
I scrapped away the grubs along with some earwigs. Iíve seen one or two of these grubs in the cracks of the outer cover a few times over the summer, though not in any kind of cocoon. I scrapped them away immediately. Iíve never seen them inside the hive, though I havenít done a full hive inspection since September.
As far as I can tell, the colony has been healthy and active with a strong population and plenty of winter stores. My feeling is the bees can handle it. Iíd rather leave them alone. I welcome anyoneís advice. Thanks.