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  1. #1
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    Default SHB over wintering?

    Do the beetles thrive and reproduce over the winter? Is fall treatment imperative? I do have a problem, but my hives hate me right now and I don't want to mess with them if I don't have to.

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    Default Re: SHB over wintering?

    The adults overwinter in the hives but will not reproduce while its cold. Also if its not cold yet where youre at disturbing the hive makes all the beetles go out and lay eggs if your hives are over run with them.

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    Default Re: SHB over wintering?

    Quote Originally Posted by dfortune View Post
    Also if its not cold yet where youre at disturbing the hive makes all the beetles go out and lay eggs if your hives are over run with them.
    They're already well and truly disturbed, so I guess there's nothing to lose by putting in traps now. Thanks.

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