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« on: October 21, 2008, 08:56:31 PM »

When I last opened the hive I saw several of the little black SHB running around.  Most were on the comb and would run down into an empty cell to hide.  I went ahead and squished them, but messed up comb in the process.  I figured that killing the SHB was more beneficial than the comb destruction was detrimental.  Do you agree? 

Another question, when should these SHB traps that I read about be used?  IS winter use useful?

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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2008, 09:04:59 PM »

I have found before winter. During the winter they will get in the comb and cluster with the bees thru the winter. Before winter cluster, the bees will chase the beetles into the trap.

my .02 worth, Steve 

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