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Offline Fannbee

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SHB ans smell?
« on: August 25, 2007, 11:03:56 PM »
Had a nuc get run over by SHBs.  The smell from the frames was very bad.  Is that normal?
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Re: SHB ans smell?
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2007, 12:11:56 AM »
The collapses I have had do have a foul odor (fermenting honey and rotting comb). Usually associated with a lot of slime.
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Re: SHB ans smell?
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2007, 12:14:32 AM »
Same here, the fermentaion is the dead give away.

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Re: SHB ans smell?
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2007, 08:18:15 AM »
Unfortunately, I have seen shb damage first hand as well, usually in a failing hive to begin with, perhaps one that swarmed and were strong before the swarm with lots of comb, but now that numbers are lacking, the shb move in and start taking over, in the brood comb. The smell is foul, of rot.
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