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  1. Diseases and Pests
    Hey guys! I had to make memes about hive beetles for my ENG 471 class lol. So I'm posting them here! Let me know if you like them! :)
  2. Bee Forum
    I lost my bees in 2016 and just started by catching swarms last year. I split the swarms this spring and now have five well producing hives. I have gone through the hives every two weeks and I have NO HIVE BEETLES in any of the hives. This is phenomenal to me as I have fought the little buggers...
  3. Welcome Forum
    Hi Everyone! My name is Aleta (pronounced aleeta). My husband and I just bought some hives and equipment. We thought we were getting 4 hives, but ended up with 2 live hives. We actually have already done a rescue of a swarm hive and placed that in a hive box. That was really very...
  4. Diseases and Pests
    Hello, Last year was my first year in beekeeping. Unfortunately I found mites and hive beetles late in the season and the hive died. My hive still has about 7 frames of honey and 11 build out frames in the brood boxes. Would I have to start new and clean out all the honey and comb or would I be...
  5. Treatment-Free Beekeeping
    Saw a YouTube video yesterday from the UF Beekeeping Extension Program suggesting the use of beneficial nematodes as a way to prevent hive beetle infestation. Those little buggers are the Bain of my hives (wax moths too) especially with the heat this time of year... Anyone had any...
  6. Diseases and Pests
    Okay, figured that'd get someone's attention. Here's the scenario. 2 hives out in the sun. Booming strong hives. It's been in the mid-70's here for the last couple weeks. Well, last night, the temps dropped to 30 degrees. I got my tomatos and corn covered in low hoop tunnels, so they...
  7. Diseases and Pests
    As I crunch through the frozen mulch and grass this morning, a smile comes across my face as I think of all those hive beetle larva freezing to death. Or so I hope. Virginia didn't really have a hive beetle problem until this last few years - and we've had very mild winters the last 2 years...
  8. Welcome Forum
    I have a question about winter super storage. I'm a new beekeeper in Brevard County, FL. I have only 6 hives now but intend to wind up with a hundred or so in the next couple of years. I have run 500-600 hives in two different operations, one in California in the late 70's, and again in The...
  9. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    I had someone in our beekeeper club tell me he that TBHs were more prone to hive beetles than Lang hives. As a newbee, I couldn't confirm or deny his claim. What do you guys say about this?
  10. Diseases and Pests
    does anyone know if this will kill bees http://www.bugspray.com/catalog/products/page2209.html i have beetles and dont know what to do to get rid of them
  11. Bee Forum
    Hi there. We are having a terrible time with small hive beetles in southeastern north carolina. I wondered if anyone has ever tried creating a shallow reservoir around the hive – filled with mineral oil or water – in order to drown the larva when they emerge from the hive? To me, this makes...
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