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  1. #41
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    I would also suggest popping the top on the hive fairly frequently to get the beetles moving. Otherwise the bees might keep them corralled in a cover and not let them get to the traps.

    Keith
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    Quote Originally Posted by sc-bee View Post
    Hundreds of beetles under trap mat--- only a dozen or so in trap???
    Well, as you've mentioned at some of the meetings the trap does need to be deeper.

    - Nathanael
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    >I would also suggest popping the top on the hive fairly frequently to get the beetles moving. Otherwise the bees might keep them corralled in a cover and not let them get to the traps.

    Actually some have noted frequent inspections as a problem. It disrupts the hive beetle corralled and as they scatter in an alarm state it is said they begin to drop eggs as they scatter.

    I have hundreds of shb under the small mat that is just larger in size than the trap. SHB all over tap but not entering the trap. Need a lure or something --- have not tried the banana thing. I have been using FGMO in trap.
    sc-bee

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