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Author Topic: New SHB product - The Beetle Baffle  (Read 3117 times)
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« on: December 01, 2013, 09:09:06 PM »

Someone from my LBC posted this to Facebook tonight...Anyone ever heard of
The Beetle Baffle LINK!

Sure would be nice if controlling SHB would be this easy, my first impression is skepticism, but I'd love to be wrong.  grin

Thoughts?
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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2013, 09:58:41 PM »

I move that Moots buy one, try it out and report back to the rest of us.
Do I have a second?
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2013, 11:06:08 PM »

I move that Moots buy one, try it out and report back to the rest of us.
Do I have a second?

Whew!....Glad you didn't get a second on that!   grin
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2013, 08:37:34 PM »

Just so I understand this product and please correct me if I am wrong but it keeps the beetle from climbing the walls.....

Do they not fly?

But heck I am green and have no idea what I am doing/talking about doing... I have not even seen a hive beetle.... Just thinking.
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2013, 09:09:22 PM »

Variable,
Anyone who has looked at the link has seen as much as I know about this product. My first thoughts were exactly the same as yours.  Yes, to me it looks like it's works by stopping them from climbing up the interior walls of the hives. And YES! SHB do fly...So I was scratching my head on that one also.  huh

I "assumed" that maybe they don't fly once they get inside the hive since it's dark??? Maybe?

I'm hearing that the inventor may be at the Louisiana Beekeepers Association convention this weekend, so maybe I'll find out some more information.  If so, I'll pass it on.
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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2013, 11:44:50 PM »

Hmm, you guys check it out, I'm staying with my oil trays for now. :  )
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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2013, 07:26:27 AM »

Variable - I can send you some, if you like. You know, for observation/educational purposes. grin
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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2013, 08:37:05 AM »

Variable - I can send you some, if you like. You know, for observation/educational purposes. grin


That what I love about the people on this forum, always willing to share.  grin

NICELY PLAYED RC!   laugh
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« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2013, 11:46:53 AM »

OK...brief update....
Hit the vendor hall for a quick pass before the convention kicked off this morning and had a brief conversation with the folks at the Beetle Baffle table.

The concept is pretty straight forward.  The beetles either can't, or have extreme difficulty, crawling past the angled down section of aluminum.  As to the "can't they just fly" argument...The answer was simply, much like bees, they fly outside of the hive, but not inside, because of the restricted space....Which sounds plausible to me.
The concept being that the bees will quickly adapt and learn to chase all the SHB down to the bottom of the hive instead of up to the top where they usually corral them. 

I guess my biggest reservation would be price point...$16.00 for four small strips of aluminum, strikes me as a little high...But maybe I'm just cheap, although I prefer frugal!  laugh
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« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2013, 01:20:05 PM »

Looks easy enough to make one.  Worth a try.
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« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2013, 10:26:08 AM »

I have one on Now. Just not too sure how it is doing. Have not inspected the hive after i put it on. I will let you know when I get the weather to open her up and look.
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« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2013, 10:32:44 AM »

I have one on Now. Just not too sure how it is doing. Have not inspected the hive after i put it on. I will let you know when I get the weather to open her up and look.

Lazy W,
Excellent...I'll be anxious to see your updates and how it performs for you.

Thanks  Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2013, 06:22:12 PM »

Maybe im missing something.... If you have a Mite trap with oil inside does that not accomplish the same thing. Keeping them from climbing back up?
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« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2014, 12:22:11 AM »

my little girl [critter] has came up with a trap that use a little patty in it,and diatomaceous earth in it.it is kicking a--. she has is work on the patten on it now.she has 4 type traps that are on the market now and it takes more 10 of them to do the same thingas one of her's. when you put one of her in a hive a and 10 of the athere in hive.her's get's 50 to 1 .as she said," if you want to get a fish on your hook. you have to put bait on the hook."she want's to go on shark's to get backing
   
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