Re: Small hive beetles in winter
I know that there are alot of threads about beekeepers not agreeing, but I have to disagree on the above statement. I had beetles in Mass. over 10 years ago, we got cold weather every year, this was my isolation yard bees went out of the yard no bees came into the yard. Had shb in that yard every year once they showed up, there were no bee hives at that time for miles.
Originally Posted by TheBuzz
It's normally even colder in syracuse, and I have shb in most of my yards, last year was bad enough that I have ordered some traps to see which one works best. now here there are no isolation yards so they can come in from other beeks or go from my hives to others.
do agree that a good cold winter seems to cut down the # of mites though.
Last edited by wildbranch2007; 01-20-2013 at 04:34 AM.
Reason: added do agree
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