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« Reply #20 on: September 20, 2007, 08:37:02 PM »

the one I smelled at another guys place smelled like vomit, it is the smell of honey fermenting, like a whisky mash before you distill it  shocked  Wink  evil .....
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« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2007, 09:43:05 PM »

Figured by your picture you'd know something about sour mash. shocked rolleyes Lips Sealed Wink
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« Reply #22 on: September 20, 2007, 10:21:00 PM »

don't think it smelled like vomit....although vomit is the one thing that i can not stand and will avoid at almost all cost.  give me blood and guts anytime!  smiley  mine was a sharp smell. kind of sour.  the kind of smell that hits the back of your nose and makes it twitch.

anyway.  doesn't seem to be an issue.  was just curious about the SHB smell.

sour mash....would that be like when the neighbors still blew in KY?  don't really remember the smell, but i do remember the BOOM!!!!
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« Reply #23 on: September 20, 2007, 10:42:41 PM »

kathyp, have some one to do a (foul brood) test on your hive.
Or if you know how do it yourself.
You break the cap on a sealed brood cell, use a large kitchen match or any stick that size. Stir the larvae
and pull the stick out slow. If it ropes out then it's foul brood.
Like when you are pulling honey from the honey gate and when you close it, you will have a string.
if it strings out thats the sign.
American foul brood will string out more than European foul brood.
Some call it a "glue pot" oder.
Hope you don't have it.
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« Reply #24 on: September 20, 2007, 11:45:59 PM »

Kathy ,
What was blooming--- any goldenrod or aster. Has a smell of sour or wet socks. May have been what you smelled, especially if it is gone now and brood etc. looks healthy.
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« Reply #25 on: September 20, 2007, 11:53:49 PM »

when they are curing goldenrod and aster you dont want to be down wind, them hives will stink!!!!!! smeels to me like a month old set of gym socks that are about the size of a hot air ballon  shocked ......
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« Reply #26 on: September 21, 2007, 01:12:32 AM »

TwT...sc-bee, that might well be what it was.

doak, there was no disease in the hive.  the smell lasted about as long as it would have taken them to cure some funky honey.  it was odd that it was only in one hive, but that hive was putting away stores like crazy for a few weeks while they were queenless.

just curious, not worried.  fortunately, i have never had SHB, but didn't know there was a smell that went with them.
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« Reply #27 on: September 21, 2007, 01:35:56 PM »

Glad to hear that.
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« Reply #28 on: September 23, 2007, 08:54:07 PM »

I was in my largest hive today, and when i opened the lid about 50 of them darn things ran down into the hive. This was very discouraging for me and my babies.  I made some traps with the mineral oil and the lure and put it in all my hives.  I about had a heat stroke doing it, but hopefully it will work. i will let you all know tomorrow night if it works. I didn't think we had the shb in Missouri, but i know now.
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« Reply #29 on: September 24, 2007, 11:48:27 AM »

There will be no mistake about where the smell originates with shb, you will see the larvae, and smell the destruction. Vomit is probably a good description of the smell, but what kind of vomit? There are so many types, who wants to go there, I don't. oh well I gues I did. grin
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« Reply #30 on: September 25, 2007, 10:09:40 AM »

Eeeeew.  Sounds gross, too gross to even think about it, ooops, me too, I just did think about it  rolleyes  Have a wonderful day, Cindi
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« Reply #31 on: September 25, 2007, 11:46:36 PM »

I have a beetle problem in a hive with Honey Super Cell. When I opened it a few days ago there were hundreds of beetles, but no larva and no damage, I guess the beetles are having a difficult time with the HSC.  Hopefully I can do something with the Tracheal mite problem (I think) that is causing the population to  flounder.



 
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