SHB samples

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  1. BjornBee

    BjornBee New Member

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    I'm looking for some samples of SHB larvae, and even the beetles.

    If interested in helping out, I can send you some small vial with alcohol for collection. I'll pay for all shipping.

    Thank you.
     
  2. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    What are you looking for in the samples you collect??

    What brand of alkehaul is in the sample bottle, and how big is the sample. may require several collection bottles you know! ;)

    G3
     

  3. Bens-Bees

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    Do they need to be caught without oil traps for your purposes? I know I have a few from checking the oil traps, but not so many that I can find them when searching in the hive for them.
     
  4. BjornBee

    BjornBee New Member

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    I don't think it matters about the oil.

    As for the alcohol, If I use the good stuff and enough of it, I'd probably just end up eating the worms come Saturday night....... :Dancing:
     
  5. Walt B

    Walt B New Member

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    Is that one of those "tequila things"? :drinks:

    Walt
     
  6. Iddee

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    First cutout I do in the spring, I'll leave some pollen comb out for a few days and send you a few hundred larva and eggs. I don't have any this time of year, tho.
     
  7. BjornBee

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    So I heard.... :lol:
     
  8. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    More like "that's what they told me the next day"
     
  9. BjornBee

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    As long as "they" is the Miller twins...... :thumbsup:
     
  10. Bens-Bees

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    We could send you some live samples in a box with holes to let them out for you if you'd like... that way you'll have as many samples as you want for generations to come...
     
  11. barry42001

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    Ohh and while we are shipping you the SHB can we dust them in AFB spores, and Nosema --then you can truely get a idea on how resistant your bees really are :Dancing: :thumbsup:
     
  12. Bens-Bees

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    Maybe even throw in a few cape bees... yup.
     
  13. Iddee

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    BJ says that's fine as long as you ship in Jan. Nothing survives in a Pa. Jan.
     
  14. BjornBee

    BjornBee New Member

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    Sometimes....not even the bees..... :beg:
     
  15. barry42001

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    And while we are fulfilling your entire christmas wish, to help keep the SHB from being lonely, perhaps the Japanese would be so kind to donate a few dozen Japanese Giant Hornets Queens --now comes the real resistance test ehhh!!! :thumbsup: ( For delivery/ release in late April. )
     
  16. Iddee

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    Yeah, resistance from here, even. PA is too close to NC for that kind of talk. Cut it out!!!
     
  17. BjornBee

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    I'm serious on this. If anyone has a few samples, let me know your mailing address and I'll mail off the tubes.
     
  18. Bens-Bees

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    I'll send you some, but it'll be springtime before I can get them.
     
  19. BjornBee

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    No problem. I'll send down some small vials with alcohol. I'll touch base as we get closer. Thank you.
     
  20. sqkcrk

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    The SHBs that i see are usually too fast to get a hold of. I may have some vials that I could give you Mike. They're glass. Do you want them? I don't need them and they are just taking up room in my office, gathering dust.