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    Re: Dripping honey down entrance

    They will probably leave and beetle numbers in the area will soar if they are not killed.
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    Re: Dripping honey down entrance

    Hive beetle larvae.Every time I see it running out of a hive I find beetle larvae are destroying it.The bees wont even try to clean it up and robber bees wont touch it either.
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    Re: SHB, tell me this isn't

    So far SHB and wax moth larvae.SHB wiggle like maggots.Wax moth larvae have a strait line move movement like caterpillars.
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    Re: SHB, tell me this isn't

    You are welcome Popeye.Those are SHB larvae.Note the difference in color.Wax moth larvae tend to be darker.The first pic are hive beetle larvae.The second pic are wax moth larvae.
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    Re: Wood eating larvae in my hive

    Spray all your wooden ware with Bt and you wont have them eating your stuff up.Spray old combs,foundation,frames,bottoms tops and hive bodies.
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    Re: SHB, tell me this isn't

    Beetles were whipping me in one out yard till I started using oil trap bottom boards.They are edge runners and I made some with half size oil trays and some with small oil trays.I have found that you...
  7. Re: Status Change For Antibiotics In A Beehive

    Just think,after this starts and you have to have a vet come to your property to check your bees to see what disease you have and then gives you a prescription for your Oxy.The vet visit is going to...
  8. Re: Status Change For Antibiotics In A Beehive

    From what I read today is you will have to call out a vet to inspect your disease.Then when he inspects and confirms you have a disease he will give you a prescription.Then you will have to go to a...
  9. Re: Status Change For Antibiotics In A Beehive

    The only reason I use is when a disease in present.I can see where it prevents much at all.You put it in syrup and it goes bad in a very short time.Grease patties hold up better but then its eaten...
  10. Re: Status Change For Antibiotics In A Beehive

    I picked up 4 bags fro the feed store today.I also ask a doctor and pharmacist about storing it.The words I got was to put the open bags in a good sealed container to keep moisture out and put in the...
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    Re: Oxalic Acid/Winter Bees

    I think resistance comes from mites living in low concentrations of chemicals like when someone leaves strips of what ever in their hive for ever instead of taking them out as directed.OAV is a hit...
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    Re: SHB, tell me this isn't

    I battled them this year in south Arkansas and I have never seen them like I have this year.I have opened some hives this year and found them by the hundreds under the the top.oil trays is what I...
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    Re: SHB, tell me this isn't

    I will tell you it isnt!!! But then honestly it really is!!!
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    Re: Oxalic Acid/Winter Bees

    I am with snl. Do OAV now and then like he says between Thanksgiving and Christmas.You wont have mites when Spring buildup starts.Well maybe a few but not many at all.
  15. Re: First and Last year since no one can play nice

    Not with this new formula.You can use anytime.It doesnt kill leaves.It will kill bugs anytime you have them.The old dormant oil were designed for winter only.The canola oil wont kill anything except...
  16. Thread: Oxalic acid

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    Re: Oxalic acid

    Like everyone else Hogwash!!!
  17. Re: First and Last year since no one can play nice

    Canola oil doesnt hurt the leaves.The original dormant oils were petroleum but now most are canola.You can even use corn oil or even the cheap vegetable oil.Here is what I have found on the internet...
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    Re: Marking a hive

    I use sharpies and it stays on mine.Mine never sun bleach out.You might try a different brand.
  19. Re: Status Change For Antibiotics In A Beehive

    Well I guess its time to go to the feed store and stock up on the oxy.
  20. Re: First and Last year since no one can play nice

    Also a small privacy fence between your neighbor and your bees would really help the situation.Out of sight out of mind!
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    When you apples are not in bloom you can even use pesticides as bees have no reason to even visit the apple trees.The cheapest remedies for scab on apples plus killing pest is 1 cup of canola oil and...
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    Re: Storing drawn out frames?

    If you got it from a garden store you got Bt var. kurstaki. the Bt Aiwazi is what is always recommended but both kill the same exact pest and kurstaki works.
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    Re: Nicot System Question.

    I have tried with no luck also.I have read and done everything.Took all the advice from others that have had good luck with it but still nothing.There are lot better ways to make queens.I still use...
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    Re: Nasty looking frames - use or burn?

    Wash the frames,let dry,spray with bt and use in bait hives next spring!
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    by snapper1d
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    Re: nicot

    I have tried it and use every suggestion that people who have used them could give with no luck at all.Now dont let my experience dissuade you from trying as others are having really good luck with...
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