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Offline rober

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small hive beetles & winter
« on: November 10, 2012, 07:32:07 PM »
what do shb do during the winter?? do the girls keep them warm enough to function?

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Re: small hive beetles & winter
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2012, 09:47:57 PM »
 SHB do overwinter in hives in northern Vermont but the temperature does slow the SHB a lot.



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Re: small hive beetles & winter
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2012, 01:33:05 PM »
i'm wondering if it's worth the effort to maintain my beetle traps during the winter. i'll not open the inner coveer to do it but could keep a trap on the bottom board. removing the entrance reducer to check them would not expose the cluster to cold. i only open the inner cover if a hive feels light & i need to feed it .

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Re: small hive beetles & winter
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2012, 04:52:00 PM »
The SHB will not move much in the winter.  They will be in the cluster with the bees mostly. 

 

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