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    Default Wax Moth?

    I was looking at some of my supplies yesterday when I ran across this guy. Wax moth?
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    I wouldn't know a wax moth if I saw one. I searched on Google and came up with a bunch of pics, but most wax moth pictures I found showed the moth at rest to be more elongated and cylindrical. Odd thing about this particular frame is that I had placed this frame in the freezer about a week ago to kill any larva or eggs. I took it out after about 4 hours and put it in the barn.

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    Default Re: Wax Moth?

    To kill the larvae and eggs, you need to freeze frames solid for 24-48 hours. After that I always spray mine with BtA to KEEP the moths off.

    HTH

    Rusty
    Rusty Hills Farm -- home of AQHA A Rusty Zipper & Rusty's Bees ( LC and T)

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    Default Re: Wax Moth?

    As Rusty said. Freezing only treats the frames, they then have to be stored safely. That can be open-air (light and open air discourages the moth), treated with Bt, stored on strong colonies until winter, etc.
    Bees, brews and fun
    in Lyons, CO

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    Default Re: Wax Moth?

    That is am adult it is the one that lays eggs that turn into larva that destroy the comb
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    you can`t fix stupid not even with duct tape

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