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  1. #1
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    Default Ceder hives : worth it?

    I just lost a hive this weekend to beetles. Just crushed me and started making me wonder if it is worth the work. Then I saw these cedar hives. Do they help keep out the nasty bugs and pests that plague hives?

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    Default Re: Ceder hives : worth it?

    No. It is worth the work if you enjoy bees. We all have our set-backs. We learn from them and from others....and try to minimize our set-backs. Join a club if you can and "hang-out" here!
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    Default Re: Ceder hives : worth it?

    What snl said! The wisdom you acquire from experienced beekeepers is a powerful tool in keeping your bees healthy. You can't do it alone.
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    Default Re: Ceder hives : worth it?

    Use beetle jails.

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Ceder hives : worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheBuzz View Post
    Use beetle jails.
    I respectfully disagree. I've used them in the past and hate them. You spill oil in the hive in using them and they don't kill that many of the little vermin. What I use are the IPK small beetle traps from Green Beehives.

    http://www.greenbeehives.com/ipk-sma...d-painted.html

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Ceder hives : worth it?

    keeping colonies strong is the best way and never giving to much space to quickly.

    Cedar is nice to have but it will not stop the beetles from coming in.

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