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Cathryn



Joined: 16 Jul 2005
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Location: Ceredigion
PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 15 2:04 pm    Post subject: id please  Reply with quote    

Shouldn't really be here but I find them in my beehives all the time. In the narrow gaps around the edges. They don't appear to do any harm and the bee inspector wasn't interested in them last year and couldn't name them either.

Can you make it out? It's some kind of caterpillar/grub in a peach coloured case.



Tavascarow



Joined: 06 Aug 2006
Posts: 8404
Location: South Cornwall
PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 15 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Looks like greater wax moth & the damage to the comb adjacent also.
No major threat just remove them when you find them.

Cathryn



Joined: 16 Jul 2005
Posts: 19829
Location: Ceredigion
PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 15 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thank you! I've always removed them and not noticed any major damage in any of the hives. I'll continue to remove them!

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
Posts: 8732

PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 15 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Wax moth are more of a problem with stored comb. They will got through it and just leave dross.

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