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    Re: Best SHB Oil Trap design?

    Great! All we want is something that works!
    Jerry
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    Re: Best SHB Oil Trap design?

    [QUOTE=mcooper;527648]I have 3 of freeman's and like them.

    They have ONE downside: varmints will open the trays up to get at the cooking oil.

    Sorry 'bout that! I'll post the solution on our...
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    Re: SHB Problems!

    I use #8 screen. Average size beetles crawl straight through #8 screen. The larger beetles have to turn sideways and crawl through diagonally.
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    Re: SHB Problems!

    Mick,
    Are you the one with the post, 'SHB control, Accumulated Knowledge'? That is a great idea, but I can't find that post to reply to. This is definitely something we need to work on.
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    Re: hardware cloth for beetles

    I published an article in the Sept. '08 issue of American Bee Journal that shows how a screened bottom board with an oil tray works to kill beetles. If you don't have that issue, send an e-mail to...
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    Re: SHB Problems!

    I did not find Guardstar to be helpful. Hive beetle larvae do their damage BEFORE they leave the hive to pupate. Besides that, adult beetles probably migrate into the hives from areas farther away...
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    Re: SHB Problems!

    We seem to have more than usual here in the southeast corner of Arkansas.
    And we already had plenty!
    Jerry
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