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Question about collecting honey after moth larvae infestation

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Question about collecting honey after moth larvae infestation

Was checking our family hive after a trip and found the hive had a moth infestation. We are working on salvaging the honey, and found that some of the racks had moth larvae in them. We looked it up and found the general answer is that no honey should be collected from infested honey since moth larvae can be dangerous to humans. That’s said, most images and examples we found online showed much heavier infestations than we have, with larvae all over the honey and wax. In our case some of the racks only had a few larvae on one side. So the question: is it possible to cut out the parts with moth larvae and collect and use the honey untouched by the larvae? Or is it all basically inedible for humans?

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