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Hello to all.
I am enjoying reading this forum very much. Thanks to all of you for sharing your insights and knowledge. I am hoping that someone will be able to advise me as to whether or not it is a good idea to grow Pineapple Guava trees where I have bees. My concern lies with the Small Hive Beetle's reported attraction to the European Honey Bee's alarm scent which contains a large percentage of methyl benzoate.
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I am not making the connection between the trees and the beetle. Do the trees also contain methyl benzoate??

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G3farms - Yes - and thank you very much for your reply. Please forgive me for not being clear.

The Pineapple Guava does contain methyl B; the scent is predominantly from the fruit (Wikipedia-> Feijoa). Do you or have you ever had P Guava's in or around your bee-yard and if so was there any indication of excessive SHB problems that you noticed?

Thank you and Cheers!
 
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