Classic rookie mistake. Got distracted after taking off full frames of honey and left 4 frames in a plastic bag in the garage for two weeks. Now I know what wax moths are like up close and personal. Luckily the damage wasn't too bad. Mostly on one frame and only about ten coccoons and maybe ten worms. Sealed up the frames in another bag and froze them for a week, and they all died. Spun out the honey and cleaned the frames, ( actually washed them), and they're back in the freezer for good measure.
But what about the honey? Is it contaminated by moth frass such that we cant eat it? We dont sell any, so no issue there, but it looks and smells great and we don't take much, so I hate to waste it. It went through the 600 and 400 micron filters on my bucket, but it's taking forever to go through the 200 micron.
I read somewhere that the average person consumes a certain amount of insects yearly without even knowing, and there's brobably microscopic bits of bee in most honey, at least mine, so what's a little moth excrement?
Thought maybe somebody here would know.
Guess I could always feed it back to the bees.
So, will my honey make me sick?