Yuck, Wax Moths!

After Gertrude hive lost her queen, the poor hive struggled. Since it wasn't doing well, wax moths moved in.

When a hive is healthy, guard bees will make sure no wax moths get a foot hold.

It took several months of digging out wax moth larvae-filled comb and freezing frames to get rid of them. I gave the frozen wax moth larvae to my birds, they loved the special treat!