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    Default SHB Life cycle

    I've been trying to get up to speed with my knowledge of the SHB with has generated some questions.

    What exactly is the time frame (# of days) from egg being laid until the larvae crawls out of the hive and into the ground?

    How many cycles per year typically? Or are the SHB laying eggs daily?

    How big are the larvae and how easily can they be seen?

    Does a screened bottom board with cooking oil beneath the screen increase the casualty rate of the larvae?

    How far will the larvae crawl from the hive before entering the ground?

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    Default Re: SHB Life cycle

    Does a screened bottom board with cooking oil beneath the screen increase the casualty rate of the larvae?
    Yes
    And kills adults too

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    Default Re: SHB Life cycle

    Here's a link to some good information on the SHB: https://agdev.anr.udel.edu/maarec/wp...etle_-_PMP.pdf

    Good Luck

    Pete0
    Bena, VA

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    Default Re: SHB Life cycle

    Investigate SHB traps. Some use borax which is naturally occurring and others oil. Another nuance of them if they trick Bees into feeding them in their jails.

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    Default Re: SHB Life cycle

    I dont think we know all there is to know about them, I found a live adult in my shope yesterday, so what has this think been eating in mid winter scraps from hives? My shop is 55
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