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    Question What is it.

    The swarm I removed from the tree I checked it today and while filling the empty spaces I found this. Little worms? I do not belive there bees thay look to small.
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    Default Re: What is it.

    Pics not working, More than likely they are wax moth or shb. Jim
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    Default Re: What is it.

    Wax worm larvae.

    Wayne

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    What do I use tyo get rid of them? Any organic or do I have to use something from Dadant?
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    Default Re: What is it.

    More Bees !!!! thats the only way to deal with them within the hive - if they are in the stored boxes then use Peramoth chyrstals -

    but a stong hive will deal with the moth and larva -
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    Default Re: What is it.

    Concrete-bees is right that a strong hive will take care of these themselves. If you have a weak hive though, it takes time to build them up. In the meantime you can get the same effect by reducing the hive to only so many boxes as the bees can completely cover. That could even mean moving them to a nuc. You will need to do this quick because moth larvae can destroy a hive fast.

    If you take any boxes off you need to freeze them before putting them back on. Freezing for 24 hours will kill the larvae. See the link below for freezing directions (time and temp). You can put the supers back on a strong hive and they will clean up the damage pretty quickly though if they're in honey, I wouldn't eat it.

    I got a lot of information from this blog when I had the problem last year. The main thing is you have to act quick. Good luck.

    http://basicbeekeeping.blogspot.com/...ey-bother.html

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