So i saw this in my pest tray a little bit ago. didnt think a whole lot of it. I thought could be a wax moth but wasnt too sure.
Then a few weeks ago found a couple of larvae in the best tray. see attached photo and to me thats saying wax moth. today i looked again at the fresh oil and there was about 7 of the same larvae.
I finally got to do a full inspection of my 1st hive. this is 1 brood and 2 supers.
When i took the lid off there was a few bees but i wouldnt say “packed” So ive removed this whole super so their numbers better fill the hive. i now have 1 brood and 1 super with a good amount of bees in the hive. I also moved 2 frames up from the brood which i stupidly didnt put full foundation sheets in which means they have been going crazy with drones on those 2 frames so i wanted to stop that habit of laying drones to feed them.
My question is where are these moths laying? i couldnt see any silk or any damage anywhere in the 3 boxes. are they laying outside the hive? maybe i left the hive a bit defenseless by having 2 supers when not fully packed? would the moth get up to the top there alright?
i will do another count tomorrow of both trays and then see if there are any additions since dropping the super.
The brood was solid and plenty off bees in the broid and 1st super.