Beekeepers give new meaning to the words “cold shoulder” when it comes to visitors they don’t take kindly to. Wax moths are the enemy to hives as they will lay eggs inside them and allow the moth larvae behind to dine on bits of pollen and bee larvae as it grows. Think dine without the dash. These nasty guests can be controlled by a healthy hive, but a weak one will soon be overrun. So what’s a beekeeper to do? Freeze ‘em out. Bee frames are put into the freezer overnight. Wax moths can’t survive the cold temperatures. Unlike bees who can keep the hive warm enough to survive an entire winter season. Once the moth larvae freezes the frame is removed and the bees eventually remove the insect icicle. So you best listen up, all you wax moths. Don’t be all up in this here hive. Three cold snaps in a “z”….