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I'm having a hard time keeping Wax Moths from laying in my stored frames. What is the best way to store them ? Is there a chemical that will keep the Moth from laying in the frames of drawn comb ? After extraction, I place them in the super then inside a heavy plastic leaf bag and seal it and tape it. When I opened them this spring they were trashed and the bottom of the bag was full of dead moths and larvae.
 

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The bee supply houses sell paramoth for such applications. Also, BT Aiz. will kill the wax moth larva. HTH :)
 

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I spray with BT and then store them. The wax moths will still be attracted but the moth larva will die off. I also have the advantage of cold winters (well, sort of cold winters) and that helps too. The one year I forgot to spray I had quite a bit of over winter damage.
 

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PDB (Para Dichloro Benzene) is a carcinogen. It is also lipophilic (loves wax). The bees hate the smell as much as the moths... I can think of a lot of reasons not to use it...

Bt works fine. Leaving the boxes on the hives works fine as well. The bees will guard the comb.
 

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You can try putting them in the freezer for 48 hours to kill any eggs. Than seal them up tight and store them. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. I really hate using any chemicals on, near, or far from my bees.
 
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