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  1. #1
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    Mar 2011
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    Default Apiguard chased off hive beetles

    A couple of weeks ago I put on the first round of apiguard. As I was going through my hives I saw sevearl hive beetles in most of them. A couple of days ago I put on the second round and only saw one hive beetle. I don't know if other people have had this experience, but maybe this is a fringe benefit of apiguard.

  2. #2
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    Honey Hive Farms, Winfield Missouri
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    Default Re: Apiguard chased off hive beetles

    Honey Hive Farms,

    Pretty sure Apiguard has no benefit of getting rid of hive beetles.
    Never seen this, would be great if it did.

    Tim Moore
    Honey Hive Farms "Saving the world one bee at a time"
    www.HoneyHiveFarms.com

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    Default Re: Apiguard chased off hive beetles

    Ok I'm really new at this so my theory may be laughable. I'll put it out there anyway. Maybe by treating the mites, the colony got stronger and the bees are now keeping beetle population in check. Before they were fighting mights and beetles, now with mites under control, all of their resources are concentrated on the beetles. Just a theory from a newbee.

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    Default Re: Apiguard chased off hive beetles

    Quote Originally Posted by trottet1 View Post
    Maybe by treating the mites, the colony got stronger
    Good thought but two weeks is too short a period for the colony strength to be impacted positively.
    I have shb and often use apiguard and can assure you that it doesn't help with them.
    Dan www.boogerhillbee.com
    Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards

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