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House Bee
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Location: Reservoir area, MS

« on: August 25, 2007, 10:03:56 PM »

Had a nuc get run over by SHBs.  The smell from the frames was very bad.  Is that normal?

Chuck and Fran
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Location: Edgefield, SC

« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2007, 11:11:56 PM »

The collapses I have had do have a foul odor (fermenting honey and rotting comb). Usually associated with a lot of slime.

John 3:16
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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2007, 11:14:32 PM »

Same here, the fermentaion is the dead give away.

The Swarm King
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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2007, 07:18:15 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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