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Bee Creative
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Prevention and Trapping

September 4, 2013 at 10:41 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Bee Creative
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Does anyone have recomendations for Hive Beetle traps.  Tried Crisco for bait in standard traps.  Beetles seemed to have little interest.  Maybe I bought the low fat version???

September 5, 2013 at 4:44 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Becky
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I like the Beetle Blasters, I have some extra if you'd like to buy them they cost $1.00 each. You put cooking oil in them and lay between the frames.

September 5, 2013 at 10:56 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Hunter Bees
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The Beetle Blasters seem to be working well for me.  I filled mine with mineral oil using a 60cc syringe.

October 10, 2013 at 4:30 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Hunter Bees
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Has anyone tried putting down a layer of rock underneath and immeadiately around their hives interupt the life cyle of the SHN?  I do realize they can fly quite a ways, so it may not be terribly effective.  Any experiences, thoughts, ideas?

October 24, 2013 at 9:21 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Becky
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Haven't heard of anyone having success with rocks. In one article I read, it told of watching them cross 75 feet of concrete to get to soil to burrow in.

I have heard of using rock salt or mineral salt with some luck, just have to watch out for the deer with that method.

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Becky


October 25, 2013 at 7:21 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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