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  1. #1
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    Default wax moth

    When I pulled my honey supers last fall, after extracting. I put them in plastic bags and stored in garage.When i unwrapped today, there is a small amount of moth damage on 4 frames. Will my bees clean this up? Or do I need to do something else?

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    Default Re: wax moth

    You got lucky. As the weather there warms up the moths might do more damage, if you don't do something to prevent it.

    The bees will repair the damage you have.
    Dan

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    Default Re: wax moth

    The bees will clean the frames up. Make sure there are no cocoons or the moths will have a foothold. Next year put some para-dichlorobenzene, Para moth in the bag to kill moths and small hive beetles. Air the hives out for a day before use. Naptha moth crystals, flakes or balls are absorbed in the comb and will kill your bees.
    americasbeekeeper.com
    beekeeper@americasbeekeeper.com

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