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Author Topic: How far North are small hive beetles  (Read 2192 times)
Vance G
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« on: February 15, 2013, 04:23:24 PM »

Has anyone had an established population of small hive beetles in the Northern tier of States from Minneasota to Idaho?  I am thinking any here would find it hard to get established, and I hope I am not wrong.  How far north do you know of them?
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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2013, 04:39:24 PM »

We see a few here in Kansas City, but not many.
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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2013, 05:08:14 PM »

My brother has them in Michigan
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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2013, 07:29:13 PM »

I am in south west Idaho.  So far we dont have SHB.  We had a solid month of weather in the teens.  I dont know if they can survive that.  Can they?
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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2013, 12:38:20 AM »

I think they have to be heated above freezing all winter by the bees.  DO the bees tolerate them in the cluster when it is below zero?  That is why I have thought i was safe.  But if they have them in Michigan---
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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2013, 08:09:03 AM »

I have seen multiple posts about beeks seeing them winter in the cluster with the bees. It may be harder to get established but it looks like once they do then they can winter wherever your bees can.
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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2013, 09:39:21 AM »

If you want some, I have plenty to spare. grin


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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2013, 09:49:15 AM »

Never seen or heard of them in Minnesota.
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« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2013, 06:18:37 PM »

I have them here in Connecticut,,,and yes they can overwinter with the cluster sad
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« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2013, 06:59:58 PM »

I've got them way up here! grin

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« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2013, 09:41:53 PM »

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« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2013, 05:27:24 AM »

Has anyone had an established population of small hive beetles in the Northern tier of States from Minneasota to Idaho?  I am thinking any here would find it hard to get established, and I hope I am not wrong.  How far north do you know of them?

I do know SHB do overwinter in the clusters of bees in Northern Vermont.  Cry
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« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2013, 07:07:16 AM »

We unfortunately have them in Indiana. 
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« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2013, 07:43:33 AM »

Yes, we have them here in Michigan. Don't seem to get out of hand though.
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« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2013, 11:50:31 AM »

I saw a few a couple of years ago. Don't recall seeing even one last year.
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« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2013, 03:59:36 PM »

Well, one would expect them in the South dakota~!
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« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2013, 04:25:27 PM »

How far north? From my perspective,  To Far!
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« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2013, 08:34:29 PM »

If you need some we will try to round you up some.  So far I have seen one this year that was alive, rest were dead, and he was in a trap.  May you never get em.




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« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2013, 07:29:05 PM »

I've got them way up here! grin

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« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2013, 05:55:02 AM »

If they are in the northern states, I suspect they are producing young during the summer and only the beetles in the hive survive the winter. Down here, they survive in the ground. In order to kill the beetles, larva and eggs in the frames, we put them in the freezer. If you can stop them from dropping to the ground you will probably break their life cycle and possibly get rid of them.
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