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SHB seem to be invading all my hives. Never have seen one before this year. Has anyone got any advice on the best treatment other than traps. I have heard of some chemical that can be used insrre appreciated.ide the hive. Any suggestions are appreciated.

PS anyone know of anyone who might haul some bees and mating nucs from Mississippi to NC?
 

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Move the hives to full sunlight, no shade at all. That's all I know other than traps.

Some bees and mating nucs?????? Is that 2 or 2000??? I have a 16 foot trailer if that will hold them.
 

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Would likely take two trips with my trailer, depending on the weight.
Also would make things much easier and safer if they had migratory tops and not telescoping covers.

I am thinking all are occupied with bees. If not, all in one trip would be no problem.
 

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Finally got up with the seller. He said late in the week after the 4th would be best. It has been over 100 deg. f down there and he was afraid of the long trip. He recommends hauling them on a flat bed truck as it might not jar them and the comb as much as a trailer. I know someone with one I would have to put side boards on. It is a crew cab and rides comfortable he says. Wife would be going but I need someone with some experience. Any takers Idee?
 

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You don't need me. Just sleep well before loading. Load at 6 pm or later. Fuel up first, strap tight, and drive home non-stop, other than fuel and go. Do not let loaded truck sit. Keep it on the road with the wind hitting it. Sitting 30 minutes will be disastrous. Unload immediately upon arriving.
 

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Larry, while Iddee and beehandler are trying to get away from their wives (or vise versa) for a few days, I'll tell you this.
A couple of packets of Redman chewing backer boiled in a couple of gals of water, strained, reheated with a couple of more gals of water does make an effective ground drench for around your hives. The man I learned this from adds a couple of # of sugar also.
I still think full sun is the best defence.
 

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Maybe I could make a couple of extra bucks starting a spit toon emptying business. Thanks for the tip. Think I will try it this afternoon.

Idee it would be a pleasure to have you go. Would pay you for your expertise and time. Think about it..
 

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Oil traps below screened bottom board, problem solved.
 
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