Pest Management Tray
This is my absolute favourite feature of the Flow hive 2. It allows me to have some form of handle on supporting and understanding the inside of the hive without opening it up and disturbing the colony.
I was once told that the pest management tray (or core flute slider if you have the Classic) is like the human body’s gut. What you find can offer you an indication for the general state of health inside the body/hive.
What does your pest management tray tell you?
I’d like to start this thread to welcome beekeepers to post photos of their pest management tray(s) so others can help identify what they’re looking at and encourage the use of this great feature.
I must note that this technique shouldn’t override the importance of maintaining regular and the required frequency of inspections suitable for the hives location, climate, beekeepers preferences etc.
I’d like to start off with a photo I took a while ago of one of my hive trays that had these little rolled up bits of what looked like wax and hive debris with a larva inside. I assumed they were wax moth but thought wax moth kept up in the hive. Does anyone on the forum know what they could be? There was no sign of wax moth inside the hive.