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I have seen from time to time roaches between my hive covers... any suggestions on ridding these dirty lil critters? :roll:
 

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Re: Roaches :shock:

I would guess pine beetles, rather than cockroaches. VERY similar. Do you have a full 3/8 inch rim on top your inner cover? That usually takes care of beetles, ants, spiders, and silverfish.
 

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Re: Roaches :shock:

I did google pine beetles, I do not think it is them... looks like the American Cockroach redish/brown color

yes I have the 3/8 rim
 

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A hive, whether a managed one, or a feral colony in the rotted out portion of a tree, is a very diverse eco-system with microbes, ants, insects, etc. I would not worry much about them. To the bees, if they are a problem or a threat, they will propolise the top closed or even make a ring around the inner cover hole.
 
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