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Author Topic: small hive beetles & winter  (Read 515 times)
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« on: November 10, 2012, 06:32:07 PM »

what do shb do during the winter?? do the girls keep them warm enough to function?
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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2012, 08:47:57 PM »

 SHB do overwinter in hives in northern Vermont but the temperature does slow the SHB a lot.



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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2012, 12:33:05 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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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2012, 03:52:00 PM »

The SHB will not move much in the winter.  They will be in the cluster with the bees mostly. 
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