I brought this hive home late yesterday. I have some work cut out for me today. I’m going to be cutting the comb out of these frames today. Then I’ll retrieve the wax.
These photos really don’t do it justice.
In this next photo I’m pointing to young hive beetle larvae right next to wax moth cocoons.
This next photo shows the wet appearance created by hive beetles.
More wax moth & hive beetle.
This photo shows the bottom brood box. Notice the wet appearance on the end frame.
PS, I was at this hive last Tuesday while robbing it’s neighboring hive as well as checking them both out. I noticed this hive only had wax moth damage with no associated odor from hive beetle. Four days later, the hive beetle odor was strong. Therefore there’s not much beetle larvae present at this early stage. I’ll be a different story if another 4 days were to pass.