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Author Topic: holy crap!! i might be a genius :P  (Read 1172 times)
sas_marine@hotmail.com
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« on: December 15, 2009, 10:05:44 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 Tongue

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 Tongue
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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2009, 01:40:31 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!
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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2009, 05:35:21 AM »

Likewise Mick. At least it is some good news in the mail.
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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2009, 06:53:53 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

Mick
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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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