THose larvae yes, but their future progeny, no.
Originally Posted by Grant
Sometimes, but not if used before thigns get out of hand. Preventing large numbers of adults from building up is a very very good thing.
Is not Guardstar a little too late, and at best, would only prevent more adults from emerging to lay more eggs?
remove the affected comb, reduce the hive size to a point where the bees can cover the available real estate and make sure the thing is in the sun.
What can you do if you have larvae in the hive tearing up your comb and making a stinking mess of the honey stores?
Having said all that, the real key to dealing wiht the beetles is to have very strong hives. Don't keep too many dinks around as they are just a buffet for the beetles.
Has anyone had any luck with the West Beetle trap? Just cutious.
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