Beekeeping,SMALL HIVE BEETLES,Hive Beetle trap filling,install,Beekeeper killing hive beetles

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SMALL HIVE BEETLES, Hive Beetle trap filling,installing on honey bee hives.Video,Georgia Beekeeper John Pluta installing Small Hive Beetle traps into beehives.CLICK for more at georgiabees.blogspot.com Controling small hive beetle numbers lowers beehive stress, possible CCD,a colony collapse disorder symtom Gabeekeeping hive beetle control. Beekeepers MUST kill the adult small hive beetles before egg and larva stage. Larvae eat thru honey comb in search of bee pollen making honey leak and ferment,called sliming. Bees then abscond from hive leaving a sticky mess even other bees barely rob. To clean up I put boxes over ant mounds to begin removing crud,then a few days in the sun to dry up honey slime. This is going to be a major beekeeping problem if not controlled in states like Florida,Georgia,North South Carolina,Alabama,Mississippi,Tennessee and Louisiana. Other states Will get them,forget cold weather,they winter at edge of honeybee cluster just fine.

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