I posted this the other day, and I am wondering what people think about it and if they have ever tried it before. Please let me know the pros and cons that you have experienced, or that you would anticipate; positive or negative.
I thought the same thing, so I am making a porch roof on the bottom deep that will hopefully keep it from splattering or flowing over. It would depend on the angle of the rain fall too, so that is a concern. The roof may help to cause the hive beetles to land too; making them have to walk toward the entrance and fall through the guard.
I don't remember the venders name, but there was a vender at the ABF convention in January in Baton Rouge with a product based on the same concept. I remember finding it intriguing and thought it was a cool idea, but as with most IPM ideas, personally, it struck me as more trouble than it was worth.
I don't remember the exact design, I want to say it somehow attached to the front of the hive...I do remember it did have a little flap of some kind to partially obstruct the entrance to discourage them from flying straight into the hive and instead force them to land and "attempt" to walk in.
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