2011-07-03 Inspection

The brood comb that I put in the back of the hive has been mostly cleaned up:

I took it out, cut out the brood cells and returned it to the top of the hive leaning up against a brick.

The inspection lasted almost 30 minutes. Here’s the 4X:

The bees appear to be building at a slight angle. The comb at the left is set back while the comb at the right is forward of the bar. Several combs are build across two bars. One of the full combs (built out with honey and good brood) dropped down off the bar. It stayed vertical, so I left it in place and made spaces on either side for the bees to fill in.

The SHB were there as before. I dispatched about 30 of them from the back end. They may be hiding in the corners along the bottom board. I think about how to get the SHB frequently now.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_hive_beetle

http://beehivejournal.blogspot.com/2009/02/cd-case-small-hive-beetle-trap.html

http://beekeeperlinda.blogspot.com/2009/03/splits-and-new-small-hive-beetle-trap.html

http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?228063-Small-Hive-Beetle-Nematodes

http://www.beehacker.com/wp/?p=131

http://www.wasba.org/SHB.pdf

http://www.beeworks.com/informationcentre/small_hive_beetle.html

http://southeasterninsectaries.com/custom3_1.html

http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/AR/archive/nov07/beetle1107.htm

http://www.freshfromflorida.com/pi/enpp/ento/aethinanew.html

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