Re: SHB in Nucs
I am in the FL Panhandle and yes we have SHB, I think they were developed here...
I did four splits about a month ago and one Nuc got so infested with beetles it knocked the Nuc down to almost no bees. I installed two Beetle Blasters (traps) with vegetable oil in all the Nucs. I also had another Nuc get destroyed by Robbing from other bees, they killed all the bees in my Nuc and Robbed all the stores. Now the beetle infested Nuc is actually building back up. I froze the frames that had beetle larva on them and installed new frames. The traps are working and catching most of the beetles. Next I am adding a couple more frames of brood to give a boost of new life! Time will tell, I hope to baby this one back to life.
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