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Offline rober

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hogan trapout boxes & small hive beetles
« on: August 05, 2013, 11:19:43 AM »
i just finished a hogan trapout in a house & have another in progress. when the population the the finished trapot dwindled  ( this was a very strong hive ) the beetle population inside the house exploded to the point of beetles & larva were coming into the house in droves. we opened the wall & found an old gas fireplace. the combs were 5' tall & were loaded with honey. is this to be expected in these situations? the trapout in progress should see a drop in population soon since the queen was in the last batch of bees that i removed.

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Re: hogan trapout boxes & small hive beetles
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2013, 12:40:00 PM »
Rober, All I know is that SHB have the ability to sense distress and weakness in colonies. They are opportunistic parasites.