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  1. #1
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    Default wax moth

    I was filling syrup jars tonight and when I pulled the top cover off a moth inside flew up and back into the empty super . I was able to grab it and from the pics I'm looking at I'd say its a wax moth . I did an inspection on this hive a couple days ago and didn't see anything wrong , it started out this spring as a late 3 frame nuc which I added two frames of drawn comb from a nuc that was pretty much dead when I got them home . Is it a big deal whats my next step .

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    Default Re: wax moth

    You're fine. If it's a strong hive they will take care of themselves. Sleep easy.
    Try it. What could happen?

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    Default Re: wax moth

    The smell of a hive attracts wax moths...
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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