Hi everyone, we’ve found a couple of wax moth larvae and their droppings in the beetle catcher tray of our flow hive on Sunday. I’ve attached a photo (note we fill it with oil, hence the colour and we’ve since cleaned it out and replaced the oil to remove any wax moth temptations). We did an inspection yesterday of a couple of the brood frames that we thought might be affected, but there were no signs of wax moth larvae or damage.
Our colony seems pretty strong, their brood box is humming with bees. They have been slow to take to the super, but they’re starting to make some progress and store honey in it over the last week.
I’m wondering if it’s possible that the bees are controlling the wax moth larvae / evicting the larvae on their own?
All help or advise welcome!