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  1. #1
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    Madisonville,TN
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    Default Hive Beetles....How many is too many?

    Opened up two strong hives the other day, saw about 4 beetles in each one when I lifted the cover. Time to treat? or is this an acceptable number? Thanks for any info.

    Matt

  2. #2
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    Citrus County, Florida, United States
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    Default Re: Hive Beetles....How many is too many?

    Acceptable

  3. #3
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    Coatesville, Pa, USA
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    Default Re: Hive Beetles....How many is too many?

    If you don't have traps in them I'd put them in. They can overtake a hive quickly. If they swarm on you and are weakened due to that, the SHB can start hatching larva out on an outside frame and go from there. Traps are cheap and work fairly well.

  4. #4
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    Madison, Alabama
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    Default Re: Hive Beetles....How many is too many?

    Any SHB are too many.
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