The Ultimate Solution for the Wax Moth Problem

soarwitheagles

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I took these pics a while back during the spring when wax moths were giving us a bit of trouble with out bee hives...

We noticed a sudden decrease in wax moths but weren't sure why...

Well, during a night time inspection, we discovered we had acquired a special helper...

Might say a special guardian...with the most beautiful blue nose you ever saw...

He even posed for a few pictures...personally, I think he was a bit of a show off!

Needless to say, many wax moths suddenly disappeared and our bees for that year lived happily ever after!

Enjoy!

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God bless those beautiful mantises! I love seeing there nests around here. When I see theirs and lady bugs I know it's going to be a good year!
 

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We are thankful to have them here every summer to fall season. Just hope they don't munch too many bees!!!
 

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Wow! Your sparrows must be different than our sparrows. Here, the sparrows keep away from our bees. But last year we had a challenge with a specific bird that nearly only eats bees. The good news is those birds are no longer here.
 

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I didn't believe it at first either even seeing it. I had to look it up, make sure I really was looking at a sparrow then make sure they eat bees.

I want your sparrows! Lol normally mine will stay out in the pasture and when I more it they'll swarm all the insects which can be seen. I love watching that.

You know, that seemed like a large preying mantis.... Large enough to way a Sparrow?o_O
 
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