Small Hive Beetle

Discussion in 'Pests and Diseases' started by No_Bivy, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. No_Bivy

    No_Bivy New Member

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    I'm guessing these larve are small hive beetle, not wa worm. I removed the frame from my cut out and froze it for two days then put it back in......should I do anything else?

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  3. BjornBee

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    Sorry to see that.

    Yes those are SHB.

    Do not put any more comb back in the hive that the bees can not cover or protect.

    BTW, I have froze SHB larvae for 24 hours, and watched them come back to life. ;)
     
  4. No_Bivy

    No_Bivy New Member

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    below zero wont kill?.......what to do then?
     
  5. BjornBee

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    Not sure how cold my freezer was. And I only did it for 24 hours. I suppose there is a temp and time period that will kill them. Maybe two days at below 0 will, where my one day at somewhere below 32 did not.

    I know the larvae were solid frozen, but perhaps another day would of worked better.
     
  6. No_Bivy

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    I'll go back in tommorrow and look...too bad I already put it back in...DOH. Raining right now so I better not go look.
     
  7. No_Bivy

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    Hey Idee....what should I do about this? It is gonna be 65 today so Im planning on going back in.

    tons of spam this am, whats up with that?
     
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    The spammer got past our defense. He has been banned and I have deleted his posts.

    Sun will kill shb larva quicker than ice.
     
  9. No_Bivy

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    just leave frame in the sun?....will they crawl away?


    The freezing seems to have worked. Dead larve on the landing board, and the comb is almost repaired...wow, that was quick
     
  10. Iddee

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    Not long enough for the wax to melt, just enough to get rid of the shb
     
  11. BjornBee

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    Just remember about not putting too much comb on in the brood chamber that the bees can not defend. They are mainly after the brood comb with pollen.

    SHB like sandy soil and shade locations. Put the hives in full sun and look into putting down a big rubber tarp under your hives. You can sprinkle something Borax around the edges. It will kill the larvae if they get that far.