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SHB - how long before they show up?

 
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IanT
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:48 am    Post subject: SHB - how long before they show up? Reply with quote

So I am having yet more troubles with a Nuc that I have only had for for two weeks. You can see my questions and pictures about the chalk brood infection that I detected early after receiving it...

http://www.biobees.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=16806

Now while cleaning the screened bottom board of chalk brood mummies I noticed what I believe to be SHB in the hive. I will take them to an entomologist to confirm their ID tomorrow. Keep in mind, I have had no other hives in my yard since March when the harsh winter here in Indiana killed mine. I have never spotted any SHB in any hive I have had. I saw at least 10 beetles and caught several without even really looking. My question is about the chances that the SHB came in with the Nuc rather than moving in from my area.
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Balamut
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 3:41 am    Post subject: Re: SHB - how long before they show up? Reply with quote

Most likely SHB came from area. I had big problems with SHB in one area. They killed all colonies I brought there. I stopped putting colonies in this area. SHB are multiplying in areas where are many people because they need trash: rotten fruits, veggies and other food. In wild area you can get rid of SHB.
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