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Offline badgerbeekernube66

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Small hive beetle?
« on: June 28, 2015, 05:39:58 pm »



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Re: Small hive beetle?
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2015, 05:42:40 pm »
kind of looks like it, hard to tell, not a clear enough pic.
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Re: Small hive beetle?
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2015, 08:48:58 pm »
Looks like it to me..

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Re: Small hive beetle?
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2015, 09:12:43 pm »
I thought shb were more rounded and you really didn't see much of their legs. Looks about the right size though.

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Re: Small hive beetle?
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2015, 10:06:06 pm »
Boy I hope not......we found a bunch of them on the inner cover.
I saw someone use a swiffer cloth to catch them, was that a remedy or a way to count them?
Also does anyone have a remedy that's holistic?
Would their presence explain the dwv that I've observed?
Thanks for the input. I will see if the other photos look a little better to post.

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Re: Small hive beetle?
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2015, 10:10:21 pm »
It doesn't look like SHB to me. Too long. But if it is, then get the hive out of the shade and into full sun.
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Re: Small hive beetle?
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2015, 06:34:16 am »
What Iddee said. My very first year I had one hive and it was in mostly shade. It was overrun with shb. I never could get control. Now my hives are in full sun and I might see one while doing a full inspection of 7 hives.

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Re: Small hive beetle?
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2015, 09:14:43 pm »
I'm hearing good things about unscented dryer sheets. Lay them on the top bars.

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Re: Small hive beetle?
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2015, 11:25:34 pm »
badgerbee....The deformed wing virus you mention is most likely caused by varroa mites.