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Pests of Honey Bees

Strong colonies

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The best defense against wax moths is to maintain strong, healthy colonies. Strong colonies can defend themselves against wax moths whereas weak colonies cannot. Stored equipment and comb honey off colonies must be protected from this pest. During the winter, honey and brood combs can be stored in an unheated shelter to prevent wax moth damage. Honey supers, brood combs and comb honey can be stored in a freezer during periods when wax moths are problematic (summer and fall).