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  1. #1
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    Default wax moth in old supers

    ok so im new to the whole bee thing, so any help would be great. Im starting a hive that has been used before but has been sitting for a good 2 years. I open them up and there are thick spider web like stuff in some of the supers, between the frames. Im thinking its wax moth. so to the question, do i need to scrape off all the comb down to the foundation? or can i just take off the cobweb type stuff and leave the comb alone? Should i treat it with some kind of spray, i didn't see any thing alive and it have been well below zero this winter. here are some pics so you can see what im working with.




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  2. #2
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    Default Re: wax moth in old supers

    I can only tell you what I would do. As long as the larvae are dead, I would just use the frames with minimal damage and cut the wax away that has major damage. The top frame on the upper picture I would cut all the wax away.

    Good luck
    Dan Hayden 4 Years. 9 hives. Tx Free. USDA Zone 5b.

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