SHB?

Discussion in 'Pests and Diseases' started by larry tate, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. larry tate

    larry tate New Member

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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?
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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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.
     

  3. larry tate

    larry tate New Member

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    Going crazy I guess Idee. 10 hives and around 75-100 dbl mating nucs.
     
  4. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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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.
     
  5. larry tate

    larry tate New Member

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    Would you really want to for for a fair fee?
     
  6. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    To assist you, yes. Otherwise, no.
     
  7. beehandler

    beehandler New Member

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    iddee, will you be needin' a helper ?
     
  8. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Lois wouldn't let you leave long enough to go to MS. and back. ;)
     
  9. beehandler

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    she's on vacation this week, if it will get me out the house 3-4 days.... she may pay you to take me along !!! lol
     
  10. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Then let's see what Larry's next post says.
     
  11. larry tate

    larry tate New Member

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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?
     
  12. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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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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    rast New Member

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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.
     
  14. Iddee

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    I hain't wastin no good backy on no dang beetles. Maybe I'll just spit on'em. :shock:
     
  15. larry tate

    larry tate New Member

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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..
     
  16. Iddee

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    >>>>Wife would be going<<<<

    I thought about it, but think I will pass. Three's a crowd.
     
  17. scdw43

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    Oil traps below screened bottom board, problem solved.