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« on: April 23, 2006, 07:43:21 PM »

Hey guys, today i noticed i have these little moth crawling around they are still in their worm stage, but there were alot of them in both hives... please tell me what should i do?

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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2006, 10:42:27 PM »

Here's what I would do.  Buy some certan:

http://www.beeworks.com/usacatalog/items/item134.htm

Spray all the combs that don't have bees on them and put them in storage.  You can even spray the combs with the bees on them with certan if you think they are really infested with moths.  Take the combs that do have bees on them and put them in the smallest box you have that that many frames will fit in.  In other words reduce the real estate that the bees have to take care of.  Look for other reasons they may be failing.   Does the brood look healthy?  Are there sunken cappings?  Are there bees with deformed wings?

Moths don't kill hives, they take advantage of weak hives.  You need to find the root cause of the problem of why the hive is weak.  Likely suspects would be brood diseases mites, viruses, failing queen, etc.
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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2006, 08:19:36 AM »

Quote from: Ocean
they are still in their worm stage


Are you sure they are wax moth larvae and not SHB?
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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2006, 12:06:42 AM »

whats SHB?
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« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2006, 05:08:55 AM »

SHB = Small Hive Beetle

http://www.bugwood.org/factsheets/small_hive_beetle.html
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« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2006, 06:45:38 AM »

http://www.bushfarms.com/beesglossary.htm
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« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2006, 01:48:37 PM »

O yes, i think thats what i got, i seen those white worms crawling around, after the bees throw them outside of the hive
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« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2006, 01:57:07 PM »

I'm not sure what you do to get rid of the larvae.  Every method that I have seen is to trap/kill the beetles.

Hopefully someone with expertise can chime in and help out.

I wouldn't wait too long though, otherwise you could end up like this
http://home.elmore.rr.com/kingbeeapiary/feedback.htm
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