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Offline FatherMichael

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Nematodes Added, Now No Hive Beetles
« on: October 06, 2019, 08:56:14 pm »
Week before last I was worried about the number of Small Hive Beetles in my hive and read what David Bush said about nematodes, so ordered some.

Last inspection -- no SHB!

Will they now last as a permanent culture in the soil beneath my hive?

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Re: Nematodes Added, Now No Hive Beetles
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2019, 08:59:16 am »
>Will they now last as a permanent culture in the soil beneath my hive?

I'm not sure.  I used them two years ago and don't have nearly the small hive beetles I did have, but I still have them.  SHB are NOT obligate parasites of bees.  They can live on rotting fruit.  So they will continue to come back.
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