View Full Version : Small hive beetle?
Jun 11th 2012, 05:10 AM
Is this the larva? Found these on one frame in a hive that was a package. I didn't think wee had them in CT. They are in a frame of some old capped honey. The bees seemed to be either cleaning out the honey or the larva. I pulled the frame and put it into the freezer.
Jun 11th 2012, 06:21 AM
Looks like SHB larva to me....
Jun 11th 2012, 06:37 AM
what blueblood said...
Jun 11th 2012, 08:20 AM
Have others found them in CT?
Jun 11th 2012, 08:23 AM
Where did the package originate?
Jun 11th 2012, 03:46 PM
GA, I thought that could be the case. I hope it won't be a problem for me. Another reason to only get local bees.
Jun 11th 2012, 05:01 PM
I'm sure the folks in Ga. are glad to get rid of that many, anyway, and likely would be willing to send you many more.
Jun 11th 2012, 05:53 PM
just wanted to say, good eye dave for a new keep!
brendan, that's how they get to wisconsin, and as iddee said: "I'm sure the folks in Ga. are glad to get rid of that many, anyway, and likely would be willing to send you many more."
also where the package bees came from: "GA, I thought that could be the case. I hope it won't be a problem for me. Another reason to only get local bees."
depends on where those local bees have been brendan, if you are buying packages, nucs, or hives from a keep who sends their bees south, you may encounter the problem again.
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