It sure is nice to see a wax moth larvae that started out munching on your comb and is only 1/4" long and had only made it an inch or so and died because of bt.Its also nice to not have to clean out all those cocoons they leave and not have all your wooden ware full of hole from them.
The stuff seems a bit pricey untill you think about the cost of replacing wooden ware and wax foundation because of the worms.Then also one of those bags goes a long long way.You can treat lots of hives boxes and frames and wax with one of those bags which makes it well worth its cost.
I've been mixing a heaping tablespoon to one gallon of non chlorinated water. Then I shake it up and spray everything till it's wet, shaking as I go. Then I stack the boxes up and let them dry. Some of the frames are drawn out with wax and some aren't.
I have some comb that's gotten eaten up by the moths stacked up till I can get to them. I'm thinking of just spraying them down and letting my new splits clean them up. Will this be ok you think? Maybe one in each nuc?
After spraying I initially stack up the boxes crossed for a couple of days to allow plenty of air flow so the frames are completely dry. Don't want any mold on the wax from trapped moisture. Then re-stack them in the regular way for winter, and seal off the top and bottom to keep the mice out.
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