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    Default Wax moth

    I have some drawn comb from a dead out that I had stored in my shed over the winter. Most of these were deployed in my swarm traps, one old drawn comb each, and I have seven traps out. I had a couple leftover that I had stored inside the house. Just discovered wax moths in these. Now it has me worried that all the drawn combs in my swarm traps will get wax moths! What do you all do for this?

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    Default Re: Wax moth

    I just pull 'em once I find WM in the swarm trap. Clean everything up, then re-set the trap, sans WM larvae

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    Default Re: Wax moth

    I guess you could pull the wm comb, put a different one in, freeze the affected comb for a few days then re-deploy them?

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    Default Re: Wax moth

    That's what I do, and after freezing I have a strong hive clean them up before using them in a bait box.
    "Rule Three of beekeeping...Never cease to feel wonder" Laurie R. King--
    March 2010; +/- 30 hives, TF

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    Default Re: Wax moth

    Thanks rob and bevy!

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    Check Sundance's post in the for sale forum...........................works great!
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    Default Re: Wax moth

    I don't know how soon the wax moths come back after winter in your location. Ask around. In my location I won't see any, usually until July and by then my supers are back on.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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