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« on: March 09, 2014, 05:43:53 PM »

Did a split on my mom's hive today. She had gobs of these little buggers on her hive and a few inside. Are they anything to be concerned about?

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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2014, 07:27:11 PM »

It was a new one on me I had to google it. Seems vegetation is the only concern. Hope they are of no concern, all we need is a souped up SHB Sad

http://www.clemson.edu/cafls/departments/esps/factsheets/household_structural/kudzu_bugs_hs50.html
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2014, 08:21:16 PM »

they were all over my hives last spring for a few months then i never saw another one. 
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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2014, 08:43:20 PM »

sweetbee; Here's a post I did in the "Farming and Country Life" thread. There's also a link with some info as well. They are also known as the Kudzu "Stink" Bug.

Here's an article on another invasive bug. I started seeing it in large numbers last year. Normally I would have ignored it because it's just another bug,  and bugs, bites, and stings are a way of life in the south. However, this critter stinks when you mess with it and the stink stays with you quite a while. I was moving some railroad crossties and crushed some with my hands and got it on my shirt. I heard of it years ago and I am interested to see what it does to the Kudzu.


http://news.yahoo.com/kudzu-bug-threatens-eat-us-farmers-lunch-194113212.html
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