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Author Topic: Clean up or clean up and repair  (Read 562 times)
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« on: December 04, 2014, 08:19:31 PM »

I know when its cold pest move in reguardless of what we do... Waxmoths , mice etc.....

Around here is has been 30 one day 60-72 the next.....

My question is on a warm day will the Bees kill these pest and clean it all back up and rebuild??? Or do they wait until the spring arrives again to do a full clean up and repair the damage?
Or do they merley just kill the pest and clean up and save repairs for spring?
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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2014, 01:34:04 AM »

It's not very cold where I live - but wax moths only get a foothold in weak hives here, or if there is way too much room in the hive.
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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2014, 08:05:34 AM »

I have never seen a colony kill a mouse in winter.  They will kill a mouse in summer sometimes...
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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2014, 02:37:09 PM »

I agree, I've seen mice nesting right next to the cluster without a care in the world until I open the hive.
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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2014, 05:43:35 AM »

Bees are not that much aggressive in the winter, but summer time kill waxmoths and I've even seen them kill rats as well.
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