Re: SHB increase in the moist mid-west???
I have seen a few more this year than last, but it is a false comparison since last year was my first. However, what I am seeing is lots of propolized beetles, so the bees seem to be managing them so far this year.
In order to help the bees out and avoid a population explosion of beetles I added some beetle blasters this week. They seemed to work so-so last year, but perhaps I should give them more credit, since I didn't have any significant beetle issues.
Pete. New 2013, 7 hives, zone 6a
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