Photo by Melody

Beekeeping: Waxmoths

Communities > Forums > Beekeeping
Forum: BeekeepingReplies: 3, Views: 29
Add to Bookmarks
West Babylon, NY
(Zone 7a)

December 26, 2011
8:46 AM

Post #8943142

I heard honeybee hives are often invaded by waxmoths. I am curious if in states like New York do these moths live here being winters get to freezing? Waxworms are sold as feeder insects for frogs and lizards and I know at pet stores the moths sometimes escape and fly outside and we have wild honeybee hives here.
Southbury, CT

January 14, 2015
2:31 PM

Post #10004203

Wax moths live in New York. They are not active in cold weather though. Supposedly they are not a problem for strong hives. They are a problem for beekeepers who store their supers in a heated building over the winter. If supers can be stored where it is cold over the winter, and then put onto a strong hive in the spring, there should not be a problem.


Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

January 17, 2015
3:34 PM

Post #10005985

Good info even in 2011 on the original query, chuckl.
West Babylon, NY
(Zone 7a)

January 18, 2015
12:11 AM

Post #10006164

Thanks for answering.

You cannot post until you register and login.

Other Beekeeping Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
To catch a honey bee... WUVIE 10 Mar 25, 2007 11:18 PM
Dead Bees countryfarms 17 Oct 7, 2010 11:42 AM
New Beekeepers SwarmCatcher 10 Sep 12, 2009 3:51 PM
Bee sting - bee stinger mygardens 27 Nov 12, 2008 4:04 PM
Bees in the ground starlight1153 45 Sep 9, 2009 9:54 PM

Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2015 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.

Hope for America