>>kensfarm wrote: I wonder if you used cedar wood to make your hive bodies, etc.. would that help repel wax moths?
The answer, from my experience, is definately. I use cedar when ever I can find a few pieces large enough--I had my stairs rebuild and every step was 5/4 cedar. Enough to make one complete hive.
One of my old mentors, Clayton Turnipseed (1890-1969), who manufactered bee equipment in his later years always stated that Cedar was the only wood worthy of the little critters. He even made his frames from Cedar. I never had wax moths moths in any of the equipment I bought from him.