Posted by Surreybeekeeper | Posted in Beehives, Beekeeping, Bees, diseases | Posted on 27-07-2011
I did a check on the bees recently and discovered a pretty heavy infestation of wax moth. I knew there was some present but due to the bad weather I hadn’t been able to inspect the hives for a while. The weaker colony is riddled with it (if conditions are right and warm, eggs of the wax moth can hatch after just 5 days) which is no surprise because wax moth really only affects weaker colonies. Stronger ones can deal with it quite well.
So how can you deal with it? There are two methods of control; one natural and one chemical which I hope to cover here in this blog post. Read the rest of this entry »