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Small Hive Beetle Treatment and Fame Feeder Install

I noticed some larva in the top feeder. I didn't care for the style of feeder that I was using (that's all I had when I started the hive).

I am replacing the feeder with a frame feeder and treating for Small Hive Beatles.

The females lay eggs in the hive and three to eight days later hatch. The larva feed for a few days then drop to the ground to pupate. Adult females can lay up to 2000 eggs. Generally in clusters around the hive, but are also known to chew into the sides of capped cells and deposit eggs. The beetle larva normally matures in about 13 days, but has been reported to mature as fast as five days under good conditions. ~Bee Culture Magazine

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