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I was wondering if cedar mulch strewn under the hives would help to deter wax moth?
 

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There are beekeepers that have cedar hives and they still get wax moth. Cedar mulch will only keep the moisture around the hive. A strong hive will have no problem defending the hive agains wax moth untill the frost.
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I have a few cedar boxes. I haven't noticed any difference. Others have not noticed any difference using cedar in other ways either.

FatBeeman uses eucalyptus oil in his syrup to get rid of them.

I'm afraid of the taste in my honey.
 

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Does eucalyptus repel moths? If so, why couldn't I plant some eucalyptus around the hives?
 

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I don't think planting it will help. I think the smell in the hive is what helps. But I'm sure the smell of it permeates the honey some.

But then I just bought some eucalyptus honey. Yummmmm! Almost as good as sourwood.

I don't think that the oil will taste the same though.
 

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Well, I planted a couple of bushes last year, but not in the beeyard. Maybe the bees will start collecting its nectar next year and it'll help repel future wax moths.
 
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