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  1. #1
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    Jan 2012
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    Default Hive beetle treatment

    We have been using Swiffer pads in our hives to trap the beetles and it works pretty good. We have been hearing about people using Brawny Shop Towels and was wondering if anyone is using them. Which exact towel are you using? They have several.

    Thanks,

    Craig

  2. #2
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    DeGraff, Ohio
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    Default Re: Hive beetle treatment

    Don't you trap about as many bees as you do hive beetles?

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Hive beetle treatment

    Very few bees are caught

  4. #4
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    Scott county, Arkansas, Usa
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    Default Re: Hive beetle treatment

    I use micro fiber towels torn into small pieces, 3x6 or so. Then roll them like a cigar with the fuzzy part inside. I catch far more beetles than bees. I kill more bees putting the tops back on than the rags do.
    We also use DE in slide in trays under the bottom board. The combination seems to be working well.

    Alex
    Ten years of Beekeeping before varroa. Started again spring of 2014.

  5. #5
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    Shawnee, OK
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    Default Re: Hive beetle treatment

    Have any of you tried sticky mouse pads under the SBB? If so, what was the result?

    EB

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