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    Question SHB in winter

    What happens to small hive beetles, their eggs and larvae during winter inside the hive? Does cold weather control or reduce SHB levels until spring?

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    Default Re: SHB in winter

    I cannot answer your question directly, but I will offer this: I often see beetles existing in hives in the cluster in winter time. They can also be found with dead bees in deadouts in winter. I have not seen larvae in either of those situations.
    Solomon Parker, Parker Farms, ParkerFarms.biz
    11 Years Treatment-Free, ~25 Colony Baseline

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    Default Re: SHB in winter

    I can tell you beetles live in hives all year long in VT.



    BEE HAPPY Jim 134
    Franklin County Beekeepers Association MA.
    http://www.franklinmabeekeepers.org/

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