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La. honey bee's are behind the Curve !!!
« on: May 23, 2011, 07:04:17 AM »
Just noticed that a few honey bee's here in southern La. have been leaving the hive due to SHB, they must not have been around here long, looks like a good thing I am importing my Ga. hive's that has been dealing with them for a long time. anyone else in southern La. been seeing this?
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Re: La. honey bee's are behind the Curve !!!
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2011, 10:39:50 AM »
I have zero problems with shb taking over any healthy hive here and just about everywhere I remove bees from. They are in just about every hive and fly with swarms.

Our bees keep them in check just fine.


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Re: La. honey bee's are behind the Curve !!!
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2011, 10:29:53 AM »
maybe it in our location, my father had 3 hive up and vanish, the 3rd I came over to see what was happening, first frame, SHB larva everywhere, his hive have been there untreated for 14-15 years, handle mites very well but SHB ran them out,
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Re: La. honey bee's are behind the Curve !!!
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2011, 12:16:36 PM »
Shb are opportunists. In my area I only get a problem if the bees are in a weakened state but before shb does them, in wax moth would beat them to it.

Now my place in Ms seems to have a ton of shb. I did have one abscond due to them, was the most shb I've ever seen in any of my hives. The shbs showed up in mass right after I moved them their. It was incredible.

I can only assume you have had shbs in your area for some time now Ted.


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Re: La. honey bee's are behind the Curve !!!
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2011, 08:20:33 PM »
How were the ga bees looking the last time you checked them and when were you going to get them?

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Re: La. honey bee's are behind the Curve !!!
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2011, 06:44:53 AM »
my Ga bee's look great, I am going to probably get them down here this fall, not sure about SHB here in La, just started working bee's here, one thing I do know is my bee's in Ga have dealt with them a long time, still learning the La flows and etc
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Re: La. honey bee's are behind the Curve !!!
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2011, 10:23:41 AM »
Ted, I can't speak for the entire state but I've done removals in Baton Rouge and as far as Abbeville and have seen shbs. I have got to assume they are in your area.

Local bees in your area is what you want and I would be willing to bet they are living amongst shbs every day.


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Re: La. honey bee's are behind the Curve !!!
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2011, 12:21:58 PM »
JP, got one house in Garyville that has 4 hives in the house about 20' apart, if your interested I can hook you up with a person to call, told him it would cost, I just dont have time to do it.
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Re: La. honey bee's are behind the Curve !!!
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2011, 02:40:59 PM »
PM me the info and I'll get the ball rolling. Should be a lucrative job if he bites.


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Re: La. honey bee's are behind the Curve !!!
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2011, 03:27:53 PM »
SENT YOU THE INFORMATION, DID YOU GET IT?
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Re: La. honey bee's are behind the Curve !!!
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2011, 04:52:05 PM »
I only lost a swarm that moved into a swarm trap to SHB but like JP says I see them in all my hives and I tend to keep my bees a little tighter than normal and not give too much extra space.

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Re: La. honey bee's are behind the Curve !!!
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2011, 01:36:18 AM »
SENT YOU THE INFORMATION, DID YOU GET IT?

Ted, I did get your PM. Life is very hectic right now, will be calling him tomorrow.


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Re: La. honey bee's are behind the Curve !!!
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2011, 03:04:35 AM »
I guess that means more videos from "The Swarm King"

 

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