I lost a few hives to SHB, treated the ground in another area, put on western SHB traps, Put a FRAME SHB trap in the hive, Placed MITE II strips in hive. Guess what ? I installed two new packages 4 days ago, went to check on the queens to make sure they where released and found hundreds of SHB under the hive in the feeders, on the frames !!!!!!
I have no idea what I can possible do now. I was given an idea from another bee keeper using a " non- approved" chemical thats working for him.
I have lost alot of $$ this year to the SHB. I live in the hot humid southeast Ga area. ANY IDEAS ??? PLEASE LET ME KNOW. The hives are in 8-9 hours of direct sun light daily as well.. Also noted SHB eating with bees in front hive feeder?