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Offline pdmattox

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Small hive beetle treatments?
« on: November 17, 2006, 12:24:13 AM »
What is your method to treat for these guy's?
           

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Re: Small hive beetle treatments?
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2006, 07:56:48 AM »
NONE, I have never had a problem with them, the most I have ever count at my place is 15 SHB's and thats all I counted in all 13 hives, not in a single hive, had 1 hive had 2 of them the others had 1 each. if I did have them I would use the method a lot of beekeepers use that works great, heres the link!!!

http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php?topic=1974.0
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Re: Small hive beetle treatments?
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2006, 08:47:26 AM »
I don't have them. Yet :?

I'm in the mountains, so my beeyards are pretty isolated, and I'm hoping since I have stopped buying packages or nucs that I will stay SHB free.

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Re: Small hive beetle treatments?
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2006, 03:36:41 AM »
   I had them this year in one hive because I left a substitute patty on too long.  They weakened the hive enough that even after a few months of trying to save them  wax moths came in and I witnessed the bees absconding.  The other hives are strong and there is no problem with SHB.
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Re: Small hive beetle treatments?
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2006, 12:56:14 AM »
ATTENTION EVERYBODY THAT DOESN'T WANT A EXPLOSION OF SHB's
, If you feed pollen Pattie's feed in small amounts because SHB's love the stuff and will lay eggs on it... I do not feed whole pattie's at a time,
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Re: Small hive beetle treatments?
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2006, 10:45:02 AM »
Great tip. I have not heard that before. Makes sense. 
1 hive I counted 34 of the devils. Others 3 or 4.
I am going to use the Combat method and see what happens.

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Re: Small hive beetle treatments?
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2006, 07:28:25 PM »
I use the apple cider vinegar trap sold by Brushy Mountain and feel gleeful whenever I find it full of dead beetle bodies!   :lol: :lol: :lol:

Here's the trap:




Here's the trap with dead bodies floating and sunk to the bottom of it:



And here are some of the dead  :lol: :lol: :lol: bodies lying in state on my deck:



Seems to be working!

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Re: Small hive beetle treatments?
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2006, 10:10:40 PM »
I do not have SHB in my area as yet, nor Do I have AHB but forewarned is forearmed.  What I learn here about these two beekeeping problems will be invaluable information if the day ever comes that either infests my area.  thanks.
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