Re: Small Hive Beetle damage to hives;
I made some homemade "feeder" screens using large mesh screen my first year and set an empity super over them. They just gave SHBs a place to escape the wrath of the bees and sit in safety and comfort while the SHB made rude hand jesters at my girls.
Originally Posted by rgould
Migratory lids or T lids and small mesh screened inner covers force SHB to live with the wrath of the bees or find somewhere else to live. From the SHB-bee interactions that I've seen, I suspect bees hate SHBs more that USCBeeMan hates them! Now if someone made ittisy bittsy hive tools the bees could use to squash SHB there would be no SHB problems.
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