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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 '09-25H-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, 7 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.
    Old Guy in Alabama

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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 '09-25H-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 '09-25H-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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