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    Default Wax Moth

    I've searched but can't find an answer to this question, I read when storing frames and equipment to sore them so wax moth can't get to it, How do you store your supers and frames so you don't have a problem with wax moth?

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    Default Re: Wax Moth

    I do sets of 5 deeps, add moth crystals, separate with newspaper, add another set of 5 deeps, moth crystals...
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    Default Re: Wax Moth

    I keep them in the cold barn over the winter....although last year it never got cold enough and I had some problems. Normally I spray with BT first.
    "My wife always wanted girls. Just not thousands and thousands of them......"

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    Default Re: Wax Moth

    The BT treatment works.

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    Default Re: Wax Moth

    Where is BT available? Does it go by a different name?

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    Default Re: Wax Moth

    Thank you Mr Conrad

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    Default Re: Wax Moth

    I have used the BT and it works 99.99 pct. It is great.
    The COMB must be empty and dry. It is sprayed on the empty comb and let dry.
    Because of that procedure, brood comb with honey, pollen and empty cells are not protected very well as are the dry extracting combs.
    I do not know if the application protects for more than one season and application is required again after extraction.
    If anyone knows please add your input.
    I have seen a dead out hive, it's brood box comb ravaged by wax moth and the honey super robbed of honey with VERRY LITTLE dammage by the moth as these combs had been sprayed before the bees had used them with BT in the previous Fall before storage.
    Walt

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