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Offline MickeyJ

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Hi From Australia
« on: July 22, 2021, 03:43:34 am »
Hi, my Dad used to keep bees when I was a kid and I used to help until my Hives got destroyed by cows thinking they were great scratching posts. I am thinking about getting back into it again now that I am alot older (55). Never heard or saw of SHB when I was a kid  only had trouble with wax moth and American Foul Brood. It seems like I am a beginner again.

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Re: Hi From Australia
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2021, 04:10:14 am »
Gday MickyJ....Welcome.
You get to enjoy the journey for a second time!

Offline Ben Framed

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Re: Hi From Australia
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2021, 05:38:08 am »
Welcome to Beemaster MickeyJ.  Yes SHB are a problem in many locations. Be happy Varroa Destructor has not invaded your country as well...  :shocked: :grin:

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If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV

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Re: Hi From Australia
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2021, 10:58:28 am »
welcome  :happy:

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Re: Hi From Australia
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2021, 09:44:59 pm »
Welcome to Beemaster.
For the most part, SHBs are only a problem for weak hives.
If you have a hive slimed by SHBs, be sure to kill the larvae. One slimed hive can produce thousands of SHBs. They can affect a strong hive.
Jim Altmiller