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  1. Diseases and Pests
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2a29W9Spdg shows the use of diatomaceous earth in an unidentified SHB trap. The author is proud of only paying 60 cents instead of a $1 but fails to identify what he is talking about. This looks like a better alternative than those based on CD-cases. Thanks...
  2. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Hello all, I am preparing for the swarm trapping season in my area of central California specifically San Luis Obispo and am wondering what the legal regulations are for hanging swarm traps on state owned land. Obviously I wouldn't hang traps on private property but if there is a nice tree off...
  3. 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...
  4. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    Have hive of bees underneath floor of wooden shop about 16" off ground. Want to do trap out. Plan to make shim to join shop bee entrance to trap out box. Seems to me that frames in trap box should be running the same direction as the combs in their hive now. The 2 will only be separated by a...
  5. Diseases and Pests
    Hello All, I have a mild small hive beetle problem and I like to know what is your experience using Beetle Blaster kind of traps and what vegetable oil do you use for those kind of shb traps. Also found on ebay a scented oil for Beetle Blaster traps...
  6. Country Rubes
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  7. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I found a almost unknown device for us but which is of a common use in every russian apiary the "Scion" - (Привой и роевня) it is a trap or a shelter to catch the swarm as early as possible without (may be) climbing trees. Can you find it here on the plan? There are many "designs" but...
  8. Beekeeping 101
    Is it possible that my trap could be come to a wasp nest? BTW it is cardboard, not card box. :) I see a couple of vasps hanging out the the entrance of the trap. The trap has 2 full drawn medium frames, with a little honey. Maybe they are after the honey? Or waiting for scout bees to attack...
  9. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    For about 5 years I have used the swarm traps made out of the molded fiber material. Up until this year I've always had good luck catching swarms with them. This year I have not caught any but I think that the mice have urinated in them so much I think the bees no longer find them attrative in...
  10. Bee Forum
    I read a suggestion to use RV antifreeze in place of vegetable oil in SHB tray traps to drown them. The logic was the RV antifreeze is non toxic (to humans) and much cheaper. Does anyone have any other information on this. Non toxic to us doesn't necessarily mean the girls can stand...
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