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« on: August 21, 2011, 08:35:03 PM »

Not much more can be said other than what's in the narration and description.
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http://youtu.be/czJyW3je4Lo
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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2011, 10:10:21 AM »

Wow! Great video! I enjoyed it! Thanks for posting it!  I don't have any suggestions on how to get rid of them, but I'm sure some beek will. Larry
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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2011, 07:39:33 PM »

Good video.   Who ever said that beetles don't like light?    Maybe the bees will close them up there.
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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2011, 07:46:38 PM »

Interesting Arvin.
Glad to see ya back on. I always find your vids interesting.
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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2011, 02:24:13 AM »

I wonder if you could put a container with oil in it under the exit to the observation hive?  That way when the larve try to exit and go to the soil to start a new life cycle they would just drown in oil.  Just a theory here never had to deal with them past seeing them in Bud's hives.  But the idea comes from talking with Alan Buckly about adding cardboard soaked in mineral oil to the bottom board of the hive.  From what he said the bees will run them into the grooves in the cardboard where they sufficate in the oil.  Like I say probably wrong in this idea so you want to hear from some guys that have had to deal with the problem before. 

By the way great video and lighting was good too don't know anybody that could have done it better unless you have a movie studio.  So good i'm sure i'm gonna have nightmares tonight about them nasty little critters.  Hope you find a way to get rid of them from what I hear they are sent here by the devil himself to punish all beekeepers.   evil
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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2011, 08:10:13 AM »

I used plexi on mine, and in a situation like that I drilled a few holes and would either vacuum them out or skewer them with a wire.

It didn't help all that much, but I did have great fun doing it.

In my hive they weren't such a problem in the summer or fall.  It was early spring when the bees started raising brood but were really stretched thin population-wise.  Then the little &*(*#$'s would lay eggs all over and get under the brood.  Every year, the same thing.
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« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2011, 04:30:58 AM »

That was a great video....
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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2011, 07:53:57 PM »

Nice video.  Thanks for sharing. 
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« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2011, 01:29:33 PM »

I enjoyed your video and narration! Thought the lighting was just fine. I can certainly understand the sinking feeling you you felt when the young boy pointed out the beetles! But they (the hive beetles) are the first I have ever seen (via video instead of in a book) and your video is -- at the very least -- instructive. Thanks, and good luck getting rid of them!

Scott
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