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  1. #1
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    Default Handbook of SHB IPM

    http://www.clemson.edu/psapublishing...ntom/EB160.pdf

    This link was in the UC Davis bi-monthly newsletter. Thought I'd share it.

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    Default Re: Handbook of SHB IPM

    Interesting - nothing ground breaking, but still very worth reading.

    The bit about propolis use in confining the buggers makes me wonder if Caucasians - reputed to use a lot of it - would have any advantage at all.

    I didn't do enough to fight SHB last year, and had lots of them - I was trying the "strong hives are the best defense" theory. The problem is that keeping all of your hives strong is easier said than done, and it's hard to say which comes first the SHB or the weakened hive. At least I've learned to recognize when a hive is about to collapse from them, and I did save some by reducing the hives. Back to trapping I guess.

    They're a plague.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Handbook of SHB IPM

    Good summary, thanks. I've tried many of them and they generally work but all that extra effort. Looking for that elusive external trap...

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    Default Re: Handbook of SHB IPM

    We don't really have a shb problem here (it gets really dry during the summer) though I'm sure they get brought in during almond pollination.

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