Need Bees Removed?
International
Beekeeping Forums
October 31, 2014, 02:15:05 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: Beemaster's official FACEBOOK page
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar bee removal Login Register Chat  

Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Wax Moth  (Read 732 times)
Beaver Dam
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 111

Location: Texas, USA


« on: November 25, 2008, 05:10:05 PM »

Help! I've lost 2 hives to,I think wax moths. What can I do to keep them from destroing my other 2 hives?
Logged
johnnybigfish
Super Bee
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 2038


Location: Wichita Falls Tx


WWW
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2008, 06:51:42 PM »

 I learned recently that if theres to much space in a hive( like too many boxes) the bees cant stay ahead of the moths...I lost 2 hives this year too...I just discovered one of the losses about 3 days ago.. It was a hive that I left a honey super on( I was gonna see if I could get just a couple more frames of honey before winter)..When I looked in not only was the one full frame empty of honey but the bees were gone also!And this was in a time period of about 3 weeks!
 Thats all I know about that! Smiley
your friend,
john
Logged

rast
Field Bee
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 553

Location: Mascotte, Fl.


« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2008, 08:43:52 PM »

 Beaver Dam, do a search on wax moths here and you will get more education than you can digest in one reading. It is not a matter of thinking it is/was moths, you will know when you open the hives. Moths are usually the end result of another problem causing the hive to weaken or too much space after the queen takes a break from laying due to time of year.
 Your location helps with answers. Much different here in Fl. than say, Wis..
Logged

Fools argue; wise men discuss.
    --Paramahansa Yogananda
Beaver Dam
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 111

Location: Texas, USA


« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2008, 12:04:52 AM »

Did a search. Looking for a treatment now. Search did not revile much in the way of treatment.
Logged
asprince
Super Bee
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 1698

Location: Fort Valley, Georgia


« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2008, 07:34:17 AM »

All you need to know.

http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php/topic,16823.0.html

Steve
Logged

Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resembalance to the first. - Ronald Reagan
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Beemaster's Beekeeping Ring
Previous | Home | Join | Random | Next
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines | Sitemap Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.267 seconds with 21 queries.

Google visited last this page October 01, 2014, 12:09:44 PM
anything