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Author Topic: what kind of larva?  (Read 927 times)
rober
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« on: August 04, 2011, 12:46:18 PM »

found this larva in my freeman beetle trap. too soaked in oil to check out it's legs. it's about 1/2" long
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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2011, 12:54:45 PM »

Wax moth in the making. 
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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2011, 12:59:26 PM »

i guess that's better than a s.h.b. larva. are the moths usually visible in the hive?
how do you treat the hive?
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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2011, 01:11:32 PM »

i guess that's better than a s.h.b. larva. are the moths usually visible in the hive?
how do you treat the hive?
you treat them by keeping the colony strong.  Sometimes you will see a moth or 10 but usually they just sneak in at night and lay eggs
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« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2011, 01:12:47 PM »

Wax moth works a hive when it is weak.  Keep a strong hive.   And reduce the front to keep the moths out.   They fly in at night.   To kill them, smash them, burn them, torch them.    A string hive will clean up the damage to the comb from the wax moths.  You will have to scrap out the cocoons.  
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« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2011, 05:26:39 PM »

Larvae make great panfish and trout bait Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2011, 05:28:42 PM »

A little BT (Certan) on your drawn combs this winter is a great insurance policy against future damage.
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