A collection of travel stories and thoughts on beekeeping
This is what happens when you have a weak hive. This was my Russian hive and I have to say I'm not to bummed that the hive is gone. My Russians have always been a troublesome and unproductive hive. As the hive grew weaker as winter approached, the Wax Moths moved in. It's simple; the moth lays eggs, the larvae eat the wax then cocoon in their own webbing. They can destroy a hive in a week. I ended up completely burning this hive - which is a story in itself. Pine, propolis and wax make a perfect source for combustion. Lets just say I lit up the neighborhood.