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Re: [Beekeeping] beekeepers sucking machine

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  • Peggy Willenberg
    What a shame. I haven t seen a hive beetle up here in years. Just too cold for the little buggers I guess! Peggy in MN ... From: Mike S To:
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      What a shame.  I haven't seen a hive beetle up here in years.  Just too cold for the little buggers I guess!
       
      Peggy in MN
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Mike S
      Sent: Saturday, October 31, 2009 2:50 PM
      Subject: Re: [Beekeeping] beekeepers sucking machine

      --- On Thu, 10/15/09, Peggy Willenberg <glencanyonrising@...> wrote:

      Would you be using this to remove bees from the supers prior to extraction? 
       
      A simple and cheap method to do this is to use a bee escape,
       
      Peggy in MN

      That method of bee removal from supers is now determined by location.  If you did that down here in the south, about the time you started extracting the supers, your supers would be inundated with the larvae of the SHB, small hive beetle.  I've used the bee excape before SHB and it worked fine.  But now, I have SHBs and it is impossible to leave frames of honey isolated from the bees without the hive beetles decimating the frames of honey.

      Mike in LA (Lower Alabama)

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