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O.A. & S.H.B
« on: March 12, 2018, 09:12:57 am »
I'm curious. has anyone noticed any changes in SHB numbers when treating with O.A?

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Re: O.A. & S.H.B
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2018, 10:03:26 am »
It doesn't seem to bother them.

I've got more SHB this year than I did last year.
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Re: O.A. & S.H.B
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2018, 11:04:27 pm »
 AFAIK there is no effect from the OA on SHB. Sure wish there was!
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Re: O.A. & S.H.Bmo
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2018, 08:49:55 am »
As far as I know,  Coumophas  :o  is the only mite treatment that is effective on SHB as well.  Would I put that stuff in my hives?  No way!
Good beekeeper hygiene, hygienic queens, and strong colonies seem to me some of the best methods.  I don't want to forget full sunlight and perhaps something under the colonies that make the SHB life cycle difficult.

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Re: O.A. & S.H.B
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2018, 09:23:26 am »
i'm trying all the known ways of dealing with them & then some. since I've only just started using O.A. I was just curious as to whether anyone noticed any help with the beetles as a side effect of using it. I hope the 2 cold snaps we had here this winter will help. with the last 2 winters being so mild the beetle counts here have been of the charts.