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jclark96
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« on: May 20, 2009, 07:02:40 AM »

Having done a bit of research and alot of help from ya'll, I ran across a sugestion to stop feeding syrup or pollen if there are SHB in the hive. My only concern is my hive is young (one month) and still drawing lots of comb (still in first brood box).

Should I stop feeding or just continue battling the SHB with traps and a hive tool?
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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2009, 07:05:11 AM »

Pollen patties can definately be an attractant to SHB.  You shouldn't need pollen now.  I would keep feeding sugar though. 
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2009, 08:22:55 AM »

Pollen patties can definately be an attractant to SHB.  You shouldn't need pollen now.  I would keep feeding sugar though. 

I believe that is true and whilst I have never used them those that have in SHB territory say that they cannot be left in the hive for much more than a few days otherwise they become infested with SHB eggs

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On the outer Barcoo where the churches are few,
   And men of religion are scanty,
On a road never cross'd 'cept by folk that are lost,
   One Michael Magee had a shanty.

Now this Mike was the dad of a ten-year-old lad,
   Plump, healthy, and stoutly conditioned;
He was strong as the best, but poor Mike had no rest
   For the youngster had never been christened,
A BUSH CHRISTENING - A.B. "Banjo" Paterson http://www.middlemiss.org/lit/authors/patersonab/poetry/christen.html
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2009, 08:34:18 AM »

Seems like SlickMick and I are on a SHB control campaign..  Smiley   Never leave pollen unprotected in or out the hive.  The SHB will get to it quickly.
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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2009, 09:29:19 PM »

Yes Matt. I dont trust the little boogers. They work too fast for anyone in SHB territory to be complacent in any way

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On the outer Barcoo where the churches are few,
   And men of religion are scanty,
On a road never cross'd 'cept by folk that are lost,
   One Michael Magee had a shanty.

Now this Mike was the dad of a ten-year-old lad,
   Plump, healthy, and stoutly conditioned;
He was strong as the best, but poor Mike had no rest
   For the youngster had never been christened,
A BUSH CHRISTENING - A.B. "Banjo" Paterson http://www.middlemiss.org/lit/authors/patersonab/poetry/christen.html
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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2009, 11:37:03 PM »

Yes stop pollen feed just syrup. And inside division board feeder give shb a great place to hide.
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