Well Hello everyone, new guy with only one hive on its second year . I have learned a great deal from this site, and from the colony itself. My first summer raised a very strong hive. I spun out a few frames and left the rest in there for the winter. Spring came this year and many bees started flying. I did not pay enough attention, they swarmed, left alot of room. I now know this is not good. After the failed attempts to catch the swarm they finally left, leaving the remains in a deep brood box and two supers. I let them bee so to speak.
Then month or two later after getting very busy with work and such I made my attention back to my hive. Not much flying and alot of mess on the floor and out on the ground. I opened and found that the demon wax moth had nearly taken over.
I worked all day today feeling bad for my neglect, I removed frame by frame and cleaned as much web and every worm I could find. The emty frames and honey stores look all chewed up and alot of spaces in the comb. In the freezer with them now. I placed an order for Certan. and will clean the brood chamber then I guess. Putting back in place some the honey frames and drawn comb. I hope my girls will forgive me ....