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Offline Apis629

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What do you use against Small Hive Beetles?
« on: October 16, 2005, 01:28:07 PM »
I have a HUGE SHB problem.  There are always tons of them in the hive and if I don't keep the hive strong they just take over the place.  I've heard of using Formic acid, talcum powder, apistan®, Check Mite +® and numerous other things.  I'm just wondering, what in your opinion works best.  Thanks.

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What do you use against Small Hive Beetles?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2005, 09:57:56 AM »
I have heard some people that use sucrocide for mites finding alot of dead SHB in the bottom of there hives but I haven't tried it for myself, here's a treatment that works but some might not want to put it in their hives but if it saves the hive then youy choose.

http://www.beemaster.com/beebbs/viewtopic.php?t=1974
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Re: What do you use against Small Hive Beetles?
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2005, 07:21:56 AM »
Quote from: Apis629
I have a HUGE SHB problem.  There are always tons of them in the hive and if I don't keep the hive strong they just take over the place.  I've heard of using Formic acid, talcum powder, apistan®, Check Mite +® and numerous other things.  I'm just wondering, what in your opinion works best.  Thanks.
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