Re: SHB in CA? You bet your hiney!
I've seen a few adults each year for the past two years. Last Saturday, I found a patch of about
100 larvae in each of three pollen patties - one per hive. This was in a yard of about 20 hives. They were only in the patty - none on the frames anywhere, and each patch was compact - about the size of a silver dollar. I killed them all, removed the slightly slimed area on the patty, and replaced the rest. I saw no adults anywhere. I left wondering abut no adults and also wondering how many adults would this size patch of larvae indicate had been there? And where
did they go? Did the bees do away with them, or did they leave on their own looking for another hive to feed their slimey offspring? Anyway, I hope they and no more of their ilk
His Hive Honey Farm - Do all for His glory!