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SHB – experiment/observation

Posted by fredborn z9 fl (My Page) on
Fri, Sep 3, 04 at 16:31

SHB – experiment/observation

Been seeing lots ( 15 to 50) of small hive beetles in my hives.
Been squishing as many as I could. But some get away and I
am sure that some are hiding in the combs.

Tried 2 things which seemed to help.

1. Put 2 pieces of corrugated cardboard in my worse hive. One on top of
The inner cover and the other on top of the frames just under the
Inner cover. The one on top of the inner cover had nothing in it.
However the one on top of the frames (below the inner cover) was
loaded with SHB. I wasn’t prepared or I would have bought a bucket
of water of something to drown them. Will try this on all 4 of my hives.
The cardboard I tore off one side of the facing so that the corrigation
showed.

2. Put a small hive beetle trap from Dadant on another hive. It seems to
be catching some.

The 2 hives I have these 2 controls on seems to have the fewest shb.


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