Portable beehive Freezer Sharp knife

Step 1

Wax moths feed on honey comb cells.
Wax moths feed on honey comb cells.

Remove hive frames from the hive. In infested hives, wax moth damage will likely be visible on combs.

Step 2

Unlike bees, wax moths are unable to survive freezing temperatures––which makes them a less significant pest in cold weather climates.
Unlike bees, wax moths are unable to survive freezing temperatures––which makes them a less significant pest in cold weather climates.

Place combs in freezer at a temperature below 20F or -7C. Keep combs in freezer for at least five hours.

Step 3

Remove frames from freezer. Using a knife, cut away damaged comb from healthy comb. Using a knife and your fingers, remove remaining wax moth bodies from hive and frames.

Step 4

Reassemble the beehive.