Need Bees Removed?
International
Beekeeping Forums
December 24, 2014, 07:59:50 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: Beemaster's official FACEBOOK page
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar bee removal Login Register Chat  

Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: SHB and combining  (Read 503 times)
AndersMNelson
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 117


Location: Newport News, VA

HEY


« on: December 26, 2008, 01:38:40 PM »

Can you combine a new colony with an older one infested with SHB?  I'm wondering if I can take my infested hive in the spring and allow only the bees to move to the new one...
Logged

My Photos!

Takin' care of beesnus.
BjornBee
Galactic Bee
******
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 3773


Location: Lewisberry, PA


« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2008, 02:35:46 PM »

I can not see doing that without killing the SHB first, or infesting your other hive. (although your other hive must be doing something right in dealing with them. Otherwise, they would have them also at good levels.)

If you combined with a strong hive, the Strong hive may at least be able to protect the comb IF you did not stretch their numbers to much by expanding the comb area too much. (Freeze and unused comb)

The beetles may be very well concentrating on the weak hive as nature dictates. Take away this weak hive, and the other hive is now the focus. So try to do something about the SHB numbers beyond combining.
Logged

www.bjornapiaries.com
www.pennapic.org
Please Support "National Honey Bee Day"
Northern States Queen Breeders Assoc.  www.nsqba.com
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Beemaster's Beekeeping Ring
Previous | Home | Join | Random | Next
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines | Sitemap Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.139 seconds with 22 queries.

Google visited last this page December 10, 2014, 06:49:11 PM
anything