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« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2007, 05:34:16 PM »

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« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2007, 08:36:17 AM »

We had these same worms on the white boards we took out of the hives yesterday( to open them up for ventilation).  These hives are strong, I see no signs of wax moths in them, yet the larvae were all over the boards.  Do the moths lay in anticipation of perhaps getting a foothold?   I wouldn't think I should spray an active hive with Certan, especially since I see no evidence of moths in the combs.  Thoughts?
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« Reply #22 on: May 29, 2007, 06:35:52 PM »

Here's a picture of the ugly things.....are they wax moth larvae?  Should we be worried?  These hives are strong, I thought they could only get a foothold in weak or empty hives?

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« Reply #23 on: May 29, 2007, 06:59:05 PM »

cleaning behaviour is also animportant factor. a hive with a strong one, will rarelly see them, as for the "lazy" ones..
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« Reply #24 on: May 29, 2007, 09:31:16 PM »

Thanx, Mici, but....that is a wax worm larvae?  Do we have anything to worry about?  It was only on the board, there are no webs whatsoever in the hive....... huh
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« Reply #25 on: May 30, 2007, 05:26:01 AM »

when i think about it..what else can it be?
worry about it,ha, tricky one. i have a "messy" hive, and there are always a few worms on the bottom when i open them, but so far, bees seem to keep an good eye for comb. i think that as long as you keep your bees in a "tight" box-so they can tak care of all the boxes, it should be just fine. how NOT to do it, was posted a few days ago, from our friend from downunder.
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« Reply #26 on: May 30, 2007, 06:38:27 AM »

I was actually assured on another forum (cough, cough) that the girls were doing their job, the larvae had been evicted from the hive.  I gave them a nice spot in the hot sun, I don't think they're going to be a problem now  evil
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« Reply #27 on: May 30, 2007, 09:47:54 AM »

Ann nice picture, but man is that thing ugly.  What is the hook thing sticking out of the front of the worm?  I am pretty sure they are the moth worm larvae.  Eeeks.

I found a worm kind of that looked like that in my garden soil, only it was very smooth looking.  I took a picture of it (but alas, you know my problem here about timeout, no pictures yet).  My husband wiped out my computer, but I am still having the problem with posting and pictures.  Maybe one day get it figured out.  Have a wonderful day, great life.  Cindi
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« Reply #28 on: May 30, 2007, 07:51:43 PM »

I think that's just a piece of debris under the little creep  grin
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« Reply #29 on: July 31, 2007, 04:55:10 PM »

Hello All -- I'd like to reopen this thread.  I've found some worms on the tray of the bottom board of my hive that this look very much like this.  Yuck! 

Last time I was in the hive itself I didn't see anything out of the ordinary, . just some smaller worms on the bottom board tray.   I haven't had time to go in the hive but have been monitoring the bottom board tray.  The worms seem to start off encased in a sticky thready web like cocoon and are much smaller…  and thinner…  but seem to grow to look like this. 

Was it a consensus? Are these wax moth larvae? 

Can the bugs get up into the hive through the varrao mite screen & slatted rack?

Will the bees go to the effort of coming to the back of the hive and onto the bottom board to kill them? 

Reinbeau -- I believe this was your picture.  How did this work out for you?

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Here's a picture of the ugly things.....are they wax moth larvae?  Should we be worried?  These hives are strong, I thought they could only get a foothold in weak or empty hives?


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« Reply #30 on: August 12, 2007, 08:50:01 PM »

Yep, wax moth larvae.
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« Reply #31 on: August 13, 2007, 09:38:21 PM »

to be honest I don't know whether I have a bug problem or not.  I did see those larve on the bottom board but  I took off the solid bottom board and haven't seen anything out of the ordinary inside the hive...

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« Reply #32 on: September 12, 2007, 11:11:50 AM »

The coloney can die out so fast, not nescessary absconded, and the moths will move in and eat everything that isn't robbed by other coloneys.In a matter of just a few weeks. Not saying what might have killed the bees in the first place. Bees don't need to be in a lot of shade. Wax moths like shady areas.
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« Reply #33 on: September 12, 2007, 03:30:50 PM »

Since you are in Georgia, do you have a SHB infestation?  I known I do and they also produce worms.  Unfortunately, there isn't much you can do for those other than have strong colonies and trap the beetles.
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