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Offline Ben Framed

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Re: Need advice on liming soil for beetle control.
« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2019, 02:36:10 pm »
This is the tray I built.

I like it!! I would.assume that you just simply replace the foil bottom when it becomes necessary as per FGs good questions? Also did you have any trouble using the app for ReSIZER?
Phillip

Offline Clcotner

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Re: Need advice on liming soil for beetle control.
« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2019, 10:57:26 pm »
@Clcotner - How does the foil stand up to scraping off cappings & hive debris?
                  Do you have to use a spatula not a hive tool, so as not to tear it?
                  How long does the foil last?
                  Thanks.

I use a wide plastic putty knife.  Scraping the debris away is pretty easy.  The debris doesn't stick to the foil at all, since it is soaked in oil.  If you used a hive tool or other heavy metal tool, I'm pretty sure the foil would tear.

Offline Clcotner

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Re: Need advice on liming soil for beetle control.
« Reply #22 on: September 27, 2019, 10:59:06 pm »
This is the tray I built.

I like it!! I would.assume that you just simply replace the foil bottom when it becomes necessary as per FGs good questions? Also did you have any trouble using the app for ReSIZER?
Phillip

I only replace the foil if I tear it, which usually doesn't happen.   The ReSIZER app worked like a champ.  Thanks!

Offline saltybluegrass

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Re: Need advice on liming soil for beetle control.
« Reply #23 on: October 01, 2019, 07:13:45 am »
I have not tried lime.  I was impressed with using the nematodes though.  I sprayed them around all my apiaries year before last and haven't had many issues with SHB since.

Is there grass or bare ground where you spread the Nematodes ?
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Offline Michael Bush

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Re: Need advice on liming soil for beetle control.
« Reply #24 on: October 01, 2019, 08:24:12 am »
>Is there grass or bare ground where you spread the Nematodes ?


I sprayed over the grass.  I went out quite a ways around and in the apiary.  I bought twice what they recommended and put it down pretty heavy when it was rainy so they would stay nice and wet and wash down into the dirt.
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