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Offline jvalentour

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Nematodes and SHB
« on: February 01, 2015, 02:59:14 PM »
Does anyone have knowledge of nematode use to control SHB?
I just read about it and am curious.
Is it practical for the small to mid-size keeper?

Offline GDRankin

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Re: Nematodes and SHB
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2015, 02:00:20 AM »
Sounds interesting  . . . I've used them in the garden and lawn with sucess. I'm curious about using them under the hives as well. May have to give them a try. Where did you read about this?
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Offline Culley

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Re: Nematodes and SHB
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2015, 03:33:26 AM »
Nematodes or any other type of control in the soil around your hives will theoretically only impact the breeding cycle of SHB. There can still be plague proportions - enough to destroy colonies - flying in from other locations.

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Re: Nematodes and SHB
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2015, 07:08:22 AM »
What Culley said.
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