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Author Topic: Rolling Pin to kill SHB  (Read 1061 times)
House Bee
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Location: Brisbane region, QLD, Australia

« on: October 01, 2010, 02:51:26 AM »

Just went out to the hives with a rolling pin, smoked the entrances, lifted the lid, smoked the bees off the top of the inner cover. Then mashed the beetles with a rolling pin. Just rolling it over the inner cover. grin Killed 80-90% of what was between the vinyl inner cover and the frames.
I did kill a few bees, but not many.
Galactic Bee
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Location: Hiram, Georgia

« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2010, 09:55:36 AM »

I have heard of people using a blow torch to burn out the beetles as soon as they pop open the lid.   You might loose some bees, but as least you can kill the beetles before they fly away.
Galactic Bee
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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2010, 10:27:33 AM »

I wonder if it will affect the taste of your cookies....  shocked

"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me . . . Anything can happen, child. Anything can be"

*Shel Silverstein*
Field Bee
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Location: Enumclaw Plateau, WA

« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2010, 02:45:13 PM »

Naw, just makes 'em crunchier! grin
Jim 134
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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2010, 07:10:44 PM »

I wonder if it will affect the taste of your cookies....  shocked

          lau lau lau

   BEE HAPPY Jim 134 Smiley

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