Yeates' revision notes states that 80% acetic acid will kill wax moth eggs and the adult moth. The book says that it has no effect on the larva and it's unknown whether it has an effect on the chrysalis.
Can anyone confirm that fumigation only has effect on the egg and moth itself?
Topic: Acetic Acid question
19th November 2014 at 11:31am
19th November 2014 at 8:07pm
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As wax is impervious to the acetic acid fumes (stored honey is unaffected) the larval stages of wax moth are protected deep within the comb. Freezing is effective at all stages and I have just bought an old freezer from a well-known auction site in the hope that this will do a better job than last Winter's mild temperatures.
20th November 2014 at 11:12am
3rd April 2015 at 11:30am
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