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    Default Crikey, could this be a world record SHB kill?

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    Attached photo shows beetles that ensnared in a trap that sits on top of the honey frames. A quick estimate is that there is somewhere around 700 dead beetles in the trap.

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    Default Re: Crikey, could this be a world record SHB kill?

    Holy cow that's a lot of SHB's. Keep up the good fight and keep killing them!

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    Default Re: Crikey, could this be a world record SHB kill?

    Tell us how to set that up Please! Looks like polyester fiber over a queen excluder with some foam core board spacers - but it looks to me like you've hit on something that works whatever it is.
    Since '09-40H-T-Z6b

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    Default Re: Crikey, could this be a world record SHB kill?

    *following for the secret

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    Default Re: Crikey, could this be a world record SHB kill?

    Quote Originally Posted by VolunteerK9 View Post
    *following for the secret
    x2

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    Default Re: Crikey, could this be a world record SHB kill?

    Isn't that a layer of those cloths that are available for household use in Australia? (chux, or something like that?) I've heard good things, and clearly they work.
    Pete. New 2013, 12 hives, zone 6a
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    Default Re: Crikey, could this be a world record SHB kill?

    Quote Originally Posted by VolunteerK9 View Post
    *following for the secret
    x3

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    Default Re: Crikey, could this be a world record SHB kill?

    Is it aquarium filter mat on top of a bee excluder?
    Cheers
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    Default Re: Crikey, could this be a world record SHB kill?

    Quote Originally Posted by VolunteerK9 View Post
    *following for the secret
    i second that !

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    Default Re: Crikey, could this be a world record SHB kill?

    Uhm, i gave it to you. Read my post.

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    Default Re: Crikey, could this be a world record SHB kill?

    Yea, I want to know exactly how you made that trap...

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    Default Re: Crikey, could this be a world record SHB kill?

    Inquiring minds want to know.
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    Default Re: Crikey, could this be a world record SHB kill?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kidbeeyoz View Post
    DSCN1152.JPG

    Attached photo shows beetles that ensnared in a trap that sits on top of the honey frames. A quick estimate is that there is somewhere around 700 dead beetles in the trap.
    re: the record. I'd give it to you if that was for a week. For 4 weeks, I dunno. There's a lot of competition out there, cd cases and such.

    That cloth does seem worth a try. I bet Wal Mart is all sold out.

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    Default Re: Crikey, could this be a world record SHB kill?

    I tried using a wire brush on it and it teases it up quite a bit. I'm going to deploy some oil trap bottom boards that I haven't been using, and put some samples of different materials in them to see what happens. Polyester quilt batting Looks promising - available at any fabric store including the ever-present Wal-mart. Felt, carpet scraps, cotton balls, fake sheep skin, dust balls from under the bed - if we try enough different things something will do it. Come to think of it I've seen bugs all gummed up in dust bunnies before....
    Since '09-40H-T-Z6b

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    Default Re: Crikey, could this be a world record SHB kill?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gino45 View Post
    re: the record. I'd give it to you if that was for a week. For 4 weeks, I dunno. There's a lot of competition out there, cd cases and such.

    That cloth does seem worth a try. I bet Wal Mart is all sold out.
    CD Cases can certainly catch a few if the bees don't propolize them too fast...

    Since '09-40H-T-Z6b

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    Default Re: Crikey, could this be a world record SHB kill?

    Has anyone used a stickey board on top of the inner cover hole with the sticky side up away from the bee's? A sticky board could be cut into 6 or more equal pieces and still cover the hole.

    I would like to try the "crickey cloth" if someone can come up with a name of the material and where we can find it.
    Myron Denny

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    Default Re: Crikey, could this be a world record SHB kill?

    I found something on amazon that looks like it will work. I'm going to try it this coming weekend, mainly to see if the bees get caught it in. I think it will work, thou I don't know how active SHB are now that it's cooling off. I ordered batting material, like they make padded blankets with. I bought one the size of a crib and it rolls out to about 5 feet. I've been using oil trays and they work, but they are expensive. I'm hoping to find something that works so I can move trays around. Right now I've got one under every hive, but they cost 30 bucks each. That adds a lot of cost to a hive. I'll respond back to this thread next week, but it's going to freeze her the next two nights which is pretty unusual for this time of year...

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    Default Re: Crikey, could this be a world record SHB kill?

    I want to find a source for hardware cloth that the bee's will not drop through and SHB will drop through and I can drown the SHB in cooking oil. No 6 is the size I have been told works. If this is not correct please let me know. Will aluminum hardware cloth cause problems? I will try the table cloth on top of the frames if someone can come up with what it is called and where I can find it other than Austrailia.
    Myron Denny

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