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jezd 

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Anyone know at what point wax month is stopped by low temps? are they killed off now?

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Well it takes 24 hours in a freezer to kill the eggs
 

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Well it takes 24 hours in a freezer to kill the eggs
Interesting, I have a number of hive boxed stored outside and they must have been around 0'c for long periods already.....
 

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wheely bin liner, sulphur strip in a perforated tin on the top of the boxes, with a crown board on top so you don't melt a hole in the liner once you light the strip. Pull down the bag around the stack and don't inhale the fumes or get them in your eyes etc. work from upwind. :)
 

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I'm giving the sulphur strip method a try this winter so I'll tell you in 3 months Heather:)
The instructions say no contamination just air them for an hour or two before re-use. I hope it is successful because wax moth (greater and lesser) are a major problem in this area
:cheers2: Mike
 
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