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    Re: Small Hive Beetle Grease Experiences

    I am not aware of studies, but the life of a honey bee is roughly 45 days so 45 days after to grease is removed, it would be out of the bee's blood. As far as residue, I don't know. I will say that...
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    Re: Small Hive Beetle Grease Experiences

    1:1 by weight
  3. Re: Eggs, eggs, eggs, for 3 weeks, but no capped brood?

    Just one Vapour, and yes, after I responded, I was thinking that I have never had this happen before so maybe not the issue.
  4. Re: Eggs, eggs, eggs, for 3 weeks, but no capped brood?

    This is an interesting theory as well. This particular colony is in a 5 over 5 nuc set up that I treated with OA on June 17th. Could be that I didn't notice that brood was diminishing until...
  5. Re: Eggs, eggs, eggs, for 3 weeks, but no capped brood?

    Ding Ding Ding Ding!!!! I am having this EXACT situation. I'm seeing tons of eggs, some larva and NO capped Brood at all. This is my first year with russian queens and I read that they shut down,...
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    Re: Small Hive Beetle Grease Experiences

    No Beetles at all today
  7. Thread: No new brood

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    Re: No new brood

    I am feeding. I don't see the workers pulling larva out, so I thought it was normal. If I had to guess, I would think I should see capping in a few days, so we will see.
  8. Thread: No new brood

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    No new brood

    I have a Nuc with a Russian hybred queen. This is my first time with a Russian queen. I just looked into the hive and I found her, and there is eggs and larva, but no new capped brood. There is...
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    Re: Small Hive Beetle Grease Experiences

    As I understand it, this mixture is supposed to have a two fold effect in the hive. The wintergreen oil is toxic to mites and beetles. The beetles just avoid the hive due to the scent and the...
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    Re: Small Hive Beetle Grease Experiences

    I would put 4 table spoons, one each on top of the frames that have bees covering them and one a couple inches away from the opening on the bottom board. You can put the grease directly on the...
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    As my nuc expanded, they went through the SHB...

    As my nuc expanded, they went through the SHB grease quicker than expected and when I inspected yesterday, I saw 2 beetles in 1 nuc. Killed them of course and add new proportions of SHB grease. I...
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    Re: Small Hive Beetle Grease Experiences

    Sure, and to Dan's point, I was nervous about trying it due to what he brought up about putting grease and sugar in the hive. I thought about robbing and other critters getting in, but I ultimately...
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    Re: Small Hive Beetle Grease Experiences

    Thanks Dan
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    Re: Small Hive Beetle Grease Experiences

    You didn't read all of my experience, I haven't seen a beetle in a month. It's the wintergreen oil that is supposed to be the catalyst.
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    Small Hive Beetle Grease Experiences

    I have huge issues with SHB's here in SC. I've lost more hives to SHB than overwintering, so I was in a search for solutions. I've done sugar shake's, screened bottom boards, Boric acid,...
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    Re: Over wintering Nuc's in South Carolina

    Thanks JW. With all that I have learned from this thread, I am confident I can manage overwintering in single Nuc's, Knocking on wood!!!! I got real good overwintering in Vermont where moisture was...
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    Re: Over wintering Nuc's in South Carolina

    Greed in the sense that I will try to build out more boxes in the next six weeks. Doubt it will happen, but a guy can try!
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    Re: Over wintering Nuc's in South Carolina

    Wow, I used to live right at the 45n parallel in Vermont (Michael Palmer country) and I would never consider that. Maybe thats why it is so hard for me to consider it now in the south
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    Re: Over wintering Nuc's in South Carolina

    Awesome, I appreciate the feedback. I am glad I tried this, this year. I enjoy messing with the bee's but don't so much like the honey producing and selling side, So I opted to try and sell bee's...
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    Re: Over wintering Nuc's in South Carolina

    It's good to know I can feed syrup year around. Moisture has always been my main killer.
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    Re: Over wintering Nuc's in South Carolina

    Awesome, planning it out now. I was worried about syrup on through the winter. Another No No in Vermont. I guess I ain't in "Vermont" any more.
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    Re: Over wintering Nuc's in South Carolina

    This is awesome news. I think i am going to get even more greedy and put another Nuc on top and see if they will draw it out during Cotton. The hives have 1000's of archer's of Cotton around them. ...
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    Re: Over wintering Nuc's in South Carolina

    Thanks Man. My weather here is different than Ohio, Duhhh! So my concern is over wintering in single five frame nuc's. I know single 10 framers make it fine. I guess I am getting greedy and want...
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    Over wintering Nuc's in South Carolina

    Thinking out loud here, I have 10, two story very strong queen right Nuc's. I made them this way because I am concerned that trying to overwinter as single's would not work. I am a third year...
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    Re: laying worker, 3 weeks later - a dilemma

    I just recently had this situation. There is another thread that chronicles it. Anyhow, what I did was simply shock the bees off the comb and placed all 5 frames on a strong nuc. The workers...
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