Portable beehive Freezer Sharp knife

Step 1

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.

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.