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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3

Authors

G. D. Rimes

Keywords

Greater Wax Moth, Galleria mellonella (L), Lesser Wax Moth, Achroia grisella, Beekeeping, Apiary management, Honeycomb..

First Page Number

191

Last Page Number

196

Abstract

The damage to honeycomb caused by wax moth is a world-wide problem, the extensive distribution of the pest being due to the transport of infected material which has accompanied the expansion of bee-keeping. Although wax moth can be reared on a variety of materials not obtainable in the beehive, their association with the honey-bee is of such antiquity, that honeycomb in one form or another now forms its only natural food supply.

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