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  1. Diseases and Pests
    The other day I noticed ants under my wife's hive and a few crawling around inside my empty TBH. I have some Diatomaceous earth from a flea issue left over from our cats and dusted the ground under our bee stand. The stand is waist high with pavers on the ground under the hives. Am I just...
  2. Diseases and Pests
    I was wondering if there has been any research about the effects of canphor oil to remove or repeal honey bee pest?
  3. Welcome Forum
    I'm pretty sure I know the answer to this but I've never raised bees before. I have my yard treated for "pests" quarterly as I live in a pretty rural area here in Florida. My question is should I cease treating my yard when I start my hives? I have an empty lot next to mine that I could put the...
  4. 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...
  5. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Hey, All! I've been busy working on a design that will hopefully help control small hive beetles while also making feeding the bees a quick and easy job. Using this design, I'm currently able to feed my bees directly below the cluster, which means during cold weather they don't have to travel...
  6. 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...
  7. Bee Forum
    I apologize if this is a really basic question... but my wife and I just started beekeeping in the backyard in the East Bay area of San Francisco. I quickly realized that we still have our every-other-month pest control service (Clark Pest control.) They spray around the foundation of our...
  8. Diseases and Pests
    Has anyone ever experimented with ceder in the hive to see what this does for wax moths? I have my own saw mill and roughly 500 board feet of cedar and was wondering what this would do for wax moths. I was thinking maybe cedar entrances of maybe making a few cedar frames or something but first I...
  9. 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
  10. 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...
  11. Beekeeping 101
    I have found some small hive beetles in my hive recently. I would like your opinions on which method you use to deal with SHB's. Also, if you could tell me why you prefer your solution as opposed to others, that would be helpful. Thanks in advance for your response!
  12. Beekeeping 101
    Iam a brand new beekeeper with one hive, going well, but discovered a few beetles. I'ma aware of the trap using DTE (diatomaceous earth). Question: we have pool grade DTE, and I've read that you cannot use that in the hive. Can anyone tell me why? Thanks, SueBeeH
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