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« on: May 14, 2005, 07:46:38 PM »
Found 2 SHB today in a hive I got from a removal, they are a little bigger than i imagined, squashed both and will have to watch for more soon, got the trick to kill them though,

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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2005, 02:18:29 PM »
They may be SHB but there are also several kinds of debris beetles and sap beetles that have the same ping pong antennae and look very similar and like to get into weak beehives.  If they are bigger than you thought, you might want to check pictures of sap beetels and pictures of SHB and see if you really think they are SHB.
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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2005, 02:59:57 PM »
it looked like it MB but Im not sure , killed them as soon as I saw them, but did look like them . if I find another I'll catch it and see if it is




heres a picture of SHB from the internet  if anyone didnt know what they looked like

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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2005, 09:53:47 PM »
And here is a picture of one of many kinds of sap beetles:

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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2005, 11:05:18 PM »
MB, I cant see the picture but would love to if you can get it working, I see it now , man thats a big pic  :wink:
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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2005, 01:20:48 PM »
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« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2005, 03:29:04 PM »
Or just do an image search on sap beetels.  There are hundreds of different kinds but many of them look a lot like SHB.
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« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2005, 03:32:03 PM »
:cry:  :cry:  :cry:  :cry:  :cry:  :cry:  :cry:  :cry:  :cry:  :cry:

Mommeeeeeeeee make the bad beetle go away it scares me   :cry:  :cry:  :cry:  :cry:  :cry:  :cry:  :cry:

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« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2005, 04:04:54 PM »
Dang MB, I cant see much difference, no wonder why the guys that had the SHB's in there hives didn't worry about it at first sight, just thought it was a harmless bettle
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« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2005, 04:19:44 PM »
I'm not saying it's NOT a SHB.  I'm just saying it may not be.  You can send samples to Beltsville, I think.  I took some to the State University entomolgy department here and they were happy to identify them for me.  Mine were not SHB.
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« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2005, 04:52:06 PM »
I'm going to do that MB, im not far from UGA, they are studing the SHB anyway, I should have thought of that.
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