Roaches

Discussion in 'Pests and Diseases' started by An-Nahl, May 13, 2009.

  1. An-Nahl

    An-Nahl New Member

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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:
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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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.
     

  3. An-Nahl

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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.
     
  5. An-Nahl

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    ...interesting; now I know why they make a ring around the inner cover hole