Hello all, well last Fall I lost 2 hives to a Small Hive Beetle (SHB) infestation. Old news...however, I remember that because the SHB's Winter over in the soil they would freeze up and be gone, at least until the Southern Packages and Nucs appear.
Well, I opened a hive today and sure enough there were several SHB's running around. I reinstalled a couple of traps and hopefully the bees will chase them to their DOOM !!! I did manage to squish a few also. Felt real good.
Any thoughts or advice ??? Also, I spread a thick layer of lime around the hives last Fall...I guess it did not work. Stay Healthy everyone...Peter