Hive death by wax moth

Not really the kind of pictures I want to post to this page. But as I do like to be transparent with my beekeeping, So introducing the pest with kills 10% to 20% of my hives each year…… Meet

Mr.Wax moth larva

A moth !?! … seriously! A moth can wipe out a colony of bees…it’s a moth.

Whinging aside, this normally only happens if the hive is weak but I have seen a strong colony go down from wax moths after an onslaught of attacks from giant hornets, those hornets never penetrate the hive they just laid siege to it, not letting the bees leave.