Re: Small Hive Beetle damage to hives;
The best way to treat for them is thru good hive managment, keeping strong colonies in your hives. A strong/healthy colony can manage a certain level of SHBs. When they get ahead of the bees, then you have to resort to control methods. But your first job in addressing the problem should be why are they a problem? And then go from there.
Originally Posted by Russ
Others w/ more experience of SHBs being a problem will and can tell you about the control methods and mediums. Best of beekeeping luck.
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