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Apt To Be Deceived About The Worms

Bee Keeping: Mysteries Of Bee-keeping Explained

But the worms, you can surely keep them out, you think, since you can

seal up the boxes perfectly close, preventing the moth or even the

smallest ant from entering! Yes, you may do this effectually, but the

worms will often be there somehow, unless in a very low temperature,

such as a very cool cellar, or in house, and then you have dampness to

guard against. I have a little experience in this matter that spoils

your theory entirely. I have taken off glass jars, and watched them

till the bees were all out, and was _certain the moth did not come

near_ them, then immediately sealed them up; absolutely preventing

access afterwards, (I could do this with a jar more effectually than a

box which is made of several pieces,) I then felt quite sure that I was

ahead, and should have no trouble with the worms, as had often been the

case before. I was sadly mistaken.