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  1. Diseases and Pests
    I have two Langstroth hives in Maryland. I built two quilt boxes to help with humidity this winter, but I was concerned about how to prevent small hive beetles from hiding in the quilt box in the winter (or in the summer, should I use it then, versus a screened inner cover as ventilation). I...
  2. Diseases and Pests
    Hi, I have 2 hives and one is new this year and one is from last year. I found a couple of these beetles on the bottom board on the new one and some larvae on the older one. They don't look like SHB (they are longer 2 segments and striated and the SHB looks rounder/shorter with 3 segments). Are...
  3. Diseases and Pests
    I keep my hives in a wooded area that received dappled sunlight. I'm in the Baltimore, MD area and we have had quite a rainy July for the area. I am unable to move my hives to a sunnier area at this time. I had 2 hives - Hive A & Hive B. I had received my nucs in April & both hives struggled...
  4. Diseases and Pests
    Is it correct that beetles spend the winter in the ground as larvae? When do they emergence? How can I kill them before they do emerge? Chemicals? Would tilling the ground up help? Thanks!
  5. Diseases and Pests
    Hello, Does anyone know how wax moth can be removed from hive this time of the year? The days are not warm, so I don't want to do inspection, but sticky board is suggesting that there can be a wax moth in the hive. I had a SHB trap in my hives that I removed about 1-1.5 moths ago - they had...
  6. Diseases and Pests
    What is everyones thought on dealing with small hive beetles? Ive seen that there are generally three ways of dealing with them and wanted to know whats best. I inspected my hive on Sunday and saw a one or two of them scurrying around on the bottom of a frame and wondered what I should do...
  7. Diseases and Pests
    I have seen, someplace, a SHB trap that was plastic and multi-level. The claim was it would not get propolized by the bees... I want to try one of these but can't recall the name so am having trouble finding them. Anybody have experience with these? Ok, I finally found it here -->...
  8. Diseases and Pests
    I had extracted some honey over the weekend. Some liberated Small hive beetles were found on a nearby window. I saw one beetle lay an egg and immediately turn around and eat it. It repeated the process 3-4 times. Have anybody else seem this behavior before?
  9. Diseases and Pests
    Just went into my overwinter stored hive bodies and found almost all of the comb loaded with shb larvae. I've got NUCS coming to replace winter killed hives and need drawn comb. Is there anyway to clean these larvae out? If not I'm going to have to steal from my going hives.
  10. Diseases and Pests
    Hello all, I am a new beek and I just transfered my 4 nucs to hives today. I could only find queen on one but others appear to be storing honey and saw what I think is capped brood in others. in one of the boxes I saw 4 or 5 small hive beetles tried to catch the little buggers but they are fast...
  11. Diseases and Pests
    I'm receiving a kit from Dadant soon and it includes an entrance feeder. I heard that often, these feeders can attract wasps. How do I prevent this without buying some special type of feeder?
  12. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    My first hive came through winter strong as could be. It warmed up pretty quickly and they went straight to foraging. It wasn't long before they swarmed. We were able to catch the swarm and hive them. The first colony still seemed to be doing great. It's possible they swarmed again after that...
  13. Diseases and Pests
    Hi folks, My first year keeping bees with one hive. SHB got to our hive and we have had a very difficult time with them. I think we added too many honey supers for the bees and allowed our hive to get too large this spring while the colony was still relatively small. SHB got to the stage of...
  14. Photo/Video Gallery
    Two hives were weakened by mosquito spraying and the small hive beetles, wax moths and ants finished the job. Notice the small crawling larva and oily appearance! http://americasbeekeeper.com/SHB_infestation.JPG http://americasbeekeeper.com/SHB_larva.JPG This hive had about 5 gallons of honey...
  15. Beekeeping 101
    Can anybody tell me what these bugs are? I found a few in my hive and was wondering if it's something I need to take care of. We tried to catch one and found out that they have wings and fly. Thanks in advance for your help. :)
  16. Diseases and Pests
    Installed my first bees from packages March 27. During first inspection a week or so later, I saw what appeared to be 1-2 SHB's in one (of three) hives, and since then have seen a few in all the hives. I hoped that as the bees expanded into the hive, they would take care of a "small" problem...
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