The little grey wax-moth, pressed close in a crack in the alighting-board, had waited this chance all day.
"Quite between ourselves, I taught them that," cried the wax-moth.
"You speak truth for once," the Queen said suddenly, for she recognized the wax-moth.
But the great question in bee-culture is, How to prevent the depredation of the wax-moth?
One would imagine the moth to be an enemy of no consequence, but the wax-moth (Tinea mellonella) is a most formidable enemy.
Laying at every sob, the wax-moth backed into a crowd of young bees, and left Melissa bewildered and annoyed.
The wax-moth caressed Melissa with her soft feelers and laid another egg.
The wax-moth tripped towards the fourth brood-frame where the young bees were busy feeding the babies.