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Author Topic: "Fixing wax moth damage" Bee Culture, Feb. 2007 Ann Harman Some questions  (Read 1143 times)

Offline DBoire

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Ann Harman discusses preventing wax moth damage by utilizing a "low wattage" light and alternating honey supers.  A photo shows honey supers alternately stacked, 90 deg. to each other with frames showing.  "A hardware cloth top will prevent mice from entering"  I'm assuming this means a hardware cloth top of each individual honey super in the stack?  the frames look exposed.   Presently I stack H. Supers 3 high and place them in a construction bag with PDB but would like to move away from this.  Anyone have experience or clarification?

further questions:
What would the heat build up be? Depends upon wattage?  15 W, 25 W?
How much light is necessary to deter the female wax moth from laying eggs?

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Re: "Fixing wax moth damage" Bee Culture, Feb. 2007 Ann Harman Some questions
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2007, 06:26:49 PM »
A lot of bugs like it dark I guess you keep enough lite to keep them out
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Re: "Fixing wax moth damage" Bee Culture, Feb. 2007 Ann Harman Some questions
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2007, 07:17:51 PM »
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What would the heat build up be? Depends upon wattage?  15 W, 25 W?
How much light is necessary to deter the female wax moth from laying eggs?

I read the same article.  I think he mentioned a 25W but any wattage would work as long the light reached to the bottom of the stack of supers.  I guess that's why he stacks them 90 degs. to each other..  I always put my supers with frames in a chest freezer 24 hrs. before I think I'll use them just to make sure any moths and\or larva are dead. 

Note:  There's a good article in there on using mite resistance bees also ( Russians ).

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Re: "Fixing wax moth damage" Bee Culture, Feb. 2007 Ann Harman Some questions
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2007, 09:19:02 PM »
I have good luck with certan and just stacking them up so the mice can't get in.

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