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Offline Bubba

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SHB Trap?
« on: May 10, 2006, 11:40:02 AM »
OK  my ferrel bee's have been in my hive for around 13 day's now. On the fourth day I went back just to check on them. When I lifted the outter cover I saw around 12 or so SHB's I mashed all of them 8) . Last night I moved them to their new home. This mourning I did a inspection and saw some SHB's on the cloth that I tied some of the brood comb from the tree where they were located. My question is this. Which is going to be the best trap. The hood trap or the west beetle trap. I was thinking of filling the west beetle trap with DE instead of oil. Would the west trap also combat the varrola mite's?  :?:

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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2006, 12:12:07 AM »
Our beeks here use the west beetle trap and use lime in the bottom.
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2006, 12:13:25 AM »
BTW... my traps just came in yesterday so if it will ever quit raining, i will put them on...
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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2006, 07:53:53 AM »
why not try both, you may like one better than the other or you just might like to use both at the same time....
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