Re: when and how to kill off the hive
SHB can be problematic with this approach if the hive weakens much after the queen is killed, particularly in late summer. What is left of the bees will abandon the unhatched brood and abscond if the SHB population gets to high. If you don't catch it very quickly, the comb will be destroyed by the SHB larvae. Even if you do catch it before the SHB take over, you still have the issue of all that dead brood festering in the comb and you will have to freeze it to kill the SHB eggs.
Originally Posted by 123456
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