Last year I posted that one of my hive was infested with Hive beetles it has been confirmed, So with that news I am looking to buy new hive boxes and frames. Does anyone know god sites to look for these items???/
I did a lot of research and for Lang type hives Mann Lake is the hands down winner. They offer free shipping and if you are ordering frames and hive boxes that’s where you make your savings. If you are handy with screw gun, staple gun, glue, and paint brush order the disassembled and save a butt load. Pay close attention as there are a lot of…[Read more]
Please I need advise on how to get rid of hive beetles, man is one thing or another. I already lost a hove to wax moths don’t need to lose another one.
Hi Kevin! So sorry to hear that you are having trouble with SHB, I have no experience to share. Here is a paper from the University of Arkansas that might be of interest. https://www.uaex.edu/publications/PDF/FSA-7075.pdf It does look like some of the bee ware suppliers have traps and such.
Please share what you learn and help us all.
Thanks I am going to recheck the hive to make sure
This is a terrible problem and I know that we still don’t have the right perfect solution for it. The hive beetle acts mostly in Africa, where you have a different species of bees that react differently, too, to the european bee. For example, they tend to leave the hive when the intruders get inside, which is a good natural solution when…[Read more]
Thanks Natalia I am going to recheck the hive to make sure, that is great information you posted, Thank you. I checked with Roswell Seed they said to make sure cause no one in the valley has ever had hive beetles. Thank you so much for you time in this matter.
Great info! Thank you!
I have a question for the group, I have a weak hive that was attacked by teenagers a while back; I checked them on Sunday and noticed very little flight activity. When I opened the hive I saw a moth inside.
the question is should I transfer the bees out of the older hive into a new hive box???
Do you think it was a wax moth? If not, I wouldn’t worry about it. If not sure, start looking for webbing in the unpopulated parts of the hive and on the floor, and cocoons with larva, usually along the bottom corners of the unpopulated frames. If this is the situation, let me know and I’ll tell you how I finally got rid of mine in a weak hive.
Ok Ken I’ll check tomorrow. Thanks
Ken I checked and no moths but I did have a bunch of ants coming into the hive I sprayed the ground around the hive and the ant hill hope that works.
if that doesn’t work make a moat by putting the hive on blocks in a pan of water
KEN the worst fears occurred I do have wax moths in my weak hive any suggestions????/ I have cocoons and webbing and those gross grayish white worms!!!! Dang….
What I did was go into the hive very 3 days or so and remove the webbing and cocoons. Look especially hard on the undersides of everything. The moths will be predominately in the lesser occupied portions of the hive. I replaced my hive floor as it was one of those older 3 piece ones and gave too many small cracks, etc. for the eggs to be hidden…[Read more]
I split my first hive on Saturday all is well so far. I have been learning a lot from a a mentor here in Roswell,. Its truly a blessing to have someone close by and an answer too much prayer…