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  1. Trading Post
    WE'VE STOPPED SMALL HIVE BEETLE! BUTTSBEES.BLOGSPOT.COM Naturally Medicated Push-up Markers and Naturally Medicated Liquid Concentrate Powerful Protection! Safe for honey supers! Drives Small Hive Beetles AWAY! Simply use the Naturally Medicated Push-up Marker to mark the top and bottom...
  2. Pests and Diseases
    I just wanted to post a link to an article on small hive beetles that I wrote in repley to a woman that recently emailed me on one of my blog posts. It might be valuable for those that might be interested in new methods or combination methods of controlling them. I lost several hives in 2010...
  3. Pests and Diseases
    I had a hive that had a bunch of flies on the front of it. I finally got a decent day to open it up. All med boxes. The top three were filled and active. Two months ago I put in a box not drawn out because they were getting crowded and the last box on the bottom had uncapped honey and some...
  4. Pests and Diseases
    I was reading an article “Keeping Bees in the Southâ€. The article had a section on SHB. One of the solutions was to drench the ground around the hives with a salt solution to kill the larvae as well as keeping grass and weeds down. Did a search on the forum and didn’t find any hits, so, was...
  5. Pests and Diseases
    I am using a West SHB Trap and killing lots of maggoty looking creatures (SHB Larvae). The one main problem is remove/replace is in the front. In the summer this was not a big problem, the bees were busy grocery shopping and fairly pleasant to be around. Now in the fall they are down...
  6. General Beekeeping
    Not to steal Tecumseh's thunder, but this one is safer as far as robbing, shb and wax moth. Takes a LOT longer to build. (an hour for 2) North Texas bee a/c units. This will do 2 Lang hives tomorrow. And I pulled a medium full of frames in case one of them is bearding due to overcrowding. The...
  7. General Beekeeping
    This is very sad news. Registered beekeepers in Hawaii will have gotten this alert, but there may be some that are not registered and may not know this yet... Moderators, I am sorry if this is not the correct subforum. :( *** On Monday, May 21, a beekeeper near Lihu‘e, Kaua‘i noticed...
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