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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Grosse Ile, Michigan, USA

    Default wax moths

    What would be the approximate minimum temperature that wax moths become active outdoors? I have alot of brood comb currently stored outside in their boxes and sealed up best I can for now to keep mice out. I plan to get some moth crystals soon to apply to the stacks of boxes for the moths. Thanks, John

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Devils Lake, North Dakota

    Default Re: wax moths

    I know that when the outside temps fall below
    40F or so they go dormant around here. As to
    what temp they start breeding I am not sure.
    Closing in on retirement.......

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Nehawka, Nebraska USA

    Default Re: wax moths

    I've seen moths flying when bees weren't... but they don't seem to be very active below 40 or so as he said.
    Michael Bush "Everything works if you let it." 42y 40h 39yTF

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Lavaca county, Texas

    Reminder Re: wax moths

    I would agree with the 40 degrees for flying moths.

    HOWEVER --

    The <of questionable parentage> little critters need a hard sustained freeze to kill the eggs and larvae off completely. They do not usually die off in my climate, and may not in others if stored in semi-heated sheds, garages, etc. Even though I don't *see* moths flying, I may well have worms crawling. Be careful. Unwrapping your carefully sealed frames in spring and discovering webs and worm and destruction is nauseating and discouraging!

    Good luck,


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