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Offline sas_marine@hotmail.com

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holy crap!! i might be a genius :P
« on: December 15, 2009, 11:05:44 AM »
hey guys, just tried a random thought today in my forever war with the shb, hear me out,,,

i raised my hive lid buy approx 2 or 3 mm with the ends of 2 forks initially to reduce heat in the hive etc etc, it did allow a slight breeze into the hive, but what i found when i removed the forks out of the corner of my eye was approx 30 shb all sitting under that mini gap between the lid and the top of my super, so i quickly removed the forks and squashed them all, i then took the lid off again and counted 22 dead squashed shb inbetween the lid and the super, i left the gap for approx 6 hours in the heat of the middle of the day,, i then looked through every honey super and found 6 total shb adults!!!!

think about that one!!! shb like small gaps that bees cant protect, they are also attracted to light etc etc, i want someoone from qld to try this and tell me if it works for them, my exact steps were like this, i lifted (not removed) the lid slowly only a smigin approx 3mm (the width of the prongs of a standard fork) i left it for 6 hours in the hottest parts of the day and then came back and went squash, then i checked the frames out after the death of the shb, killed bout 80% of my problem with no use of a trap,, check it out :P

on another subject tho, i find permethrin worked really well for me especially against ants, but it only works until it rains, but before it rained i had a very small shb, toad and ant problem, so i think i might lay some more tomoz :P

Offline mick

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Re: holy crap!! i might be a genius :P
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2009, 02:40:31 AM »
Thats no bloody good! Watcha been doing up there? where did they come from?

I got my annual American Foul Brood test back the other day, negative again!

Offline Geoff

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Re: holy crap!! i might be a genius :P
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2009, 06:35:21 AM »
Likewise Mick. At least it is some good news in the mail.
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Offline SlickMick

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Re: holy crap!! i might be a genius :P
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2009, 07:53:53 AM »
They used to do an annual AFB test up here but not any more. The latest I heard from the DPI is that itis endemic here and it is not worth doing as it is in all hives only that in some it takes hold

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