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Offline Bush_84

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Old Warre Comb
« on: March 18, 2013, 12:39:45 AM »
So I have some warre boxes of comb.  I don't intend of repopulating it this year.  What do you think I should do with it.  Some of it broke off the top bar so I rubber banded it to a Lang frame.  I have about 5 boxes.  Should I put more of them in Lang frames?  Otherwise I was just going to put them out to maybe entice a swarm.  Anything moth related I should consider if I just leave it in an empty box? 
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Offline bailey

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Re: Old Warre Comb
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2013, 10:57:32 AM »
If you leave it out get some bt to spray the comb with otherwise wax moth will destroy it. 
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Re: Old Warre Comb
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2013, 11:31:19 AM »
If you leave it out get some bt to spray the comb with otherwise wax moth will destroy it. 
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Do you have a source for the stuff? 
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Re: Old Warre Comb
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2013, 12:21:25 PM »
http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?225796-Agree-WG-Bt-Aizawai-Powder  I'm not sure if Sundance is here but he's a good guy to deal with.
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Re: Old Warre Comb
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2013, 01:36:21 PM »
http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?225796-Agree-WG-Bt-Aizawai-Powder  I'm not sure if Sundance is here but he's a good guy to deal with.

Awesome.  Does spraying the comb have any issues with enticing a swarm?  Also how long does that last/when to reapply? 
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Re: Old Warre Comb
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2013, 03:03:29 PM »
Once it's on it's like little landmines waiting to be triggered by the gut of a wax moth larva.  You can smell it a little when you spray it on but once it's dry it's got no smell I can pick up.  I put it on frames that I'm putting in swarm traps.  You'll see a little webbing here and there where moth larva started but a couple cells away you'll find a desiccated wax moth larva.  It's a fungus spore that dormant but I'm not 100% certain how long it's viable.  I do know it's good for at least a year though.  I've found no trouble with it's use and enticing swarms.  I don't work too hard at attracting swarms though (only one or two a year) but I'll pull these traps from the field for swarms I get calls on.  I use them as catch boxes as my supplies dwindle.  They do just fine.
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Re: Old Warre Comb
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2013, 07:22:41 PM »
Well maybe I will just leave these warre boxes full of comb.  The more comb the better for enticing a local swarm.  I don't recall seeing honey bees around my house before I kept bees, but maybe I just wasn't watching closely.  I know for a fact that the mayor of my town keeps bees.  So that's something. 
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Re: Old Warre Comb
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2013, 12:23:34 AM »
Just be sure to do the bt thing or get ready to have a hive full of good fish bait.
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most often i find my greatest source of stress to be OPS  ( other peoples stupidity )

It is better to keep ones mouth shut and be thought of as a fool than to open ones mouth and in so doing remove all doubt.