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Does anyone use this to control SHB
« on: September 22, 2008, 06:51:19 PM »
If you use these how do you think they work.
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Re: Does anyone use this to control SHB
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2008, 09:30:22 PM »
Link did not work for me.

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Re: Does anyone use this to control SHB
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2008, 09:52:01 PM »
which one you talking about

http://www.beeworks.com/informationcentre/small_hive_beetle.html

aw and those of you that was talking about pollen for bait, look at the bait in the pictures on above link.
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Re: Does anyone use this to control SHB
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2008, 10:15:13 PM »
The article references Biocontrol Network in Nashville.  I bought some nematodes from them in July and sprayed them on the ground under the hives.  I also bought some AJs beetle traps and put one in each hive.  Got 30-40 beetles in the traps every week for a few weeks.  Lately when I inspect I am hard pressed to find a single beetle, visible or in the traps.  This after earlier in the spring opening the tops and watching at least a dozen huddled in 1 corner scurrying for cover.  Can't really say which works, maybe a combo, but they are virtually gone right now.

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Re: Does anyone use this to control SHB
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2008, 02:42:35 AM »
Are you talking about the banana bait in the traps T?
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Re: Does anyone use this to control SHB
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2008, 06:39:57 PM »
Are you talking about the banana bait in the traps T?

no, banana is the bait they use for wax moths, traps like this with a small bit of pollen patty will work fine.
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Re: Does anyone use this to control SHB
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2008, 10:16:17 PM »
>Some years ago I suggested that the lure used for wax moth control (see our article on wax moth) might 'attract' the flying beetles, and did suggest that the wax moth trap could be adjusted to bait the flying beetles when they emerge from the ground. Unfortunately not having a problem with SHB as they haven't reached our area yet, I could not test my theory, but can now report someone has done so.

Mel and Sonny, the experimenters took small containers, individual sandwich containers, punched 3/16th holes through the side, filled the bottom with Food Grade Mineral Oil, then in the centre placed a half filled bottle cap with wax moth lure, then replaced the sandwich container lid. This after a great deal of experimentation 'baits' the trap into which the SHB are drawn, they fall into the FGMO and are killed.

>Method.
Wax moth lure as used by Mel and Sonny. Take 1/2 cup Apple Cider vinegar,1/4 cup sugar, 1 cup water, 1 ripe banana peel, cut up finely, combined and allowed to ferment before adding small quantities to the trap.


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Re: Does anyone use this to control SHB
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2008, 05:44:49 AM »
it might not be Pollen but what the purpose was meant by looking at the picture putting pollen in like they have that bait in the pictures might be the setup some was looking for.
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