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  1. #1
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    Apr 2011
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    greer south carolina USA
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    Default 1 laying queen 60 bees

    I did some late splits. October and November I fed them all winter so far. lost some but less than 10 percent. l opened a hive last week and there were as many shb as bees. l killed as many as l could but when l opened them today l expected a dead out. to my surprise l found capped brood and open brood. l took tweezers and killed every beetle l could find, this queen does not quit. it from Michael Palmer queen will update

  2. #2
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    Franklin County, PA
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    Default Re: 1 laying queen 60 bees

    Hand killing the beetles is instinctual They are so annoying. I usually smash them which doesn't work out so well on wax foundation. Tweezers sounds like a good idea I will have to try that. Glad your bees are still going. I think we are coming up on the home stretch toward an early spring at least I hope.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: 1 laying queen 60 bees

    Tweezers work real good on shb, especially the ones that go into the comb.
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  4. #4
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    Default Re: 1 laying queen 60 bees

    Perhaps transfer them to a nuc and hose the box down?

  5. #5
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    May 2011
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    Roseville, CA
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    Default Re: 1 laying queen 60 bees

    Virginia Wolf -

    Will that soothsayer Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow this year?

    Also, I hope your bees are not as temperamental as poor Virginia was......

  6. #6
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    Nov 2009
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    Jacksonville, Florida
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    Default Re: 1 laying queen 60 bees

    Over wintered nucs can surprise you. I have saw a 1 1/2 frames of bees in Jan. become large hives by mid March.

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