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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Swarm Catchin ??
« Last post by JackM on February 11, 2016, 08:36:19 AM »
Well okay, no confirmed distance.  Yes folks, I know location, location, location, smell, smell, smell, etc., just looking for distance that seems to work the best.  I am learning every Beek has a different idea about that.
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DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Re: Just found SHB in my hive.
« Last post by BeeSmart on February 11, 2016, 07:53:15 AM »
Hi all, I am new to beekeeping, and have spoken to lots of guys both pro and hobby. Yep it seems weird to put poison in a hive and that's why its important to be impeccable with your hive management. Keep strong hives, in the sun, and have a management program, what I worked out from almost everyone I spoke with, is no management will get you dead hives!

I am trialling the Blue bottom board, although I don't like that it does not kill the beetle, they get hunted out and move on. The theory is that the conditions don't suit the beetle re humidity so they wont stay anyway. Some are putting a tray under with Diamathius earth but this then defeats the ventilation factor. I have been told by guys that use them that there are no beetles in hive with blue bees bottom board. I am trialling it just to see for myself.

I use the Apithor trap, on the bottom boards as designed and have no problem. but at $7 bucks a throw, and it lasts only 3 months max, I am also trialling the other mentioned method of 5mm core flute with the gel in the centre. As someone else said, level hive left to right with slight tilt toward the entrance is how I set my hives up any way, just to deal with water, poison or not, but its my opinion that card board soaked in poison is more likely to have a water flow containing poison over a gel in the centre line of a 100mm trap.

Somewhere else on the forum here I saw the olive oil mentioned and he said he had killed beetles by the tons, that I like, because you can see the result, but its a mess when your moving hives, if I could get that one perfected I would be doing that as well.

As said, I have little experience but I do listen to everyone and take what makes sense to me.
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HUMOR IS A FUNNY THING / Re: What really happened to those emails
« Last post by Dallasbeek on February 11, 2016, 12:54:12 AM »
Sounds about right to me :cool:
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Apiary Layout
« Last post by Dallasbeek on February 11, 2016, 12:44:43 AM »
How about facing in opposite directions, so you can work from behind on both rows?
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HONEYBEE REMOVAL / Re: Swarm Catching Business Cards
« Last post by KeyLargoBees on February 10, 2016, 10:54:18 PM »
Well she is in Montana....LOL so our experiences in the oh so buggy south probably don't apply to Yvonne ;-)
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Apiary Layout
« Last post by Colobee on February 10, 2016, 10:05:00 PM »
It's not a big deal. Leave enough room to work them. Imagine having a heavy super in your hands and walking  - maybe 2' between?
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Apiary Layout
« Last post by rober on February 10, 2016, 08:56:17 PM »
my apiary at home has 2 rows about 4' apart. the rows face each other so i'm never in the flight path.
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HONEYBEE REMOVAL / Re: Swarm Catching Business Cards
« Last post by iddee on February 10, 2016, 08:50:59 PM »
Notice both the no-trap guys are in Florida. I agree with them.

That said, if you are far enough north that the SHB aren't terrible, as I am, a trap out works great. It will remove the bees, then they will go in and remove the honey. Nothing left but dry comb.

http://www.beemaster.com/forum/index.php?topic=20301.0
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Bottom Board Beetle Trap - Designs?
« Last post by richter1978 on February 10, 2016, 08:50:11 PM »
Kamie, sorry for the slow response. As already stated, regular screened bottom boards are fine. I have killed 8-900 at a time with oil in the tray. Once I see a precipitous decline in numbers, I just use them dry and smash the beetles I find.
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