Wax Moth

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There's a lot of information that can be gained by taking a closer look at boards on the bottom of our bee hive. So what am I talking about? The bottom boards can be littered with dead mites, SHB, wax moth and other debris. It's all down there. Wax moth isn't much of a threat to a strong bee hive with bees guarding the space... but the bottom board is a great place for them to start... especially under a screened bottom board where the bees can't get to. Here's a look at the wax moth in both the larval and adult stages. It's really easy to mistake a wax moth for SHB while in the larval stage.

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