4.2. Quantification of wax moth damage in honey bee colonies and stored equipment

  1. Cut a piece of plexi glass or wire mesh with desired mesh size (1 cm for example) to the size of frames or combs being used in the experiments (Hood et al., 2003).
  2. Scribe the plexi glass with a 1-cm grid.
  3. Hold the plexi glass grid over both sides of all exposed frames
  4. Quantify the total cm2 of damage (see Section 4.1.).