Quote Originally Posted by rrussell6870 View Post
It is not just a problem in the south...Their numbers will soon reach "highly infested" status in all regions and our entire industry will be in peril.
SHB are tropical pests. They do not survive well in cold. They can only reproduce successfully when the soil warms. The further north you go, the fewer survive winter and the shorter the period that they can reproduce. In the extreme south, where winter breaks are short or nonexistant shb are a very serious problem. Where I live they are much less serious. If you go a hundred miles north of me they are significantly less.
Folks all over the country will surely see some in their hives but they will only be 'highly infested' in tropical and near tropical climates....and these are the only places where 'our entire industry will be in peril'.