Can shingles cook shb?

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  1. cityfeet

    cityfeet Well-Known Member

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    I was reading some old threads about hive beetles. I forget who posted it (sorry I can't give credit where due) but someone suggested against shb oil traps because they create dead spaces for beetles to thrive. Makes sense. What if I put roofing shingles on the ground beneath the screened bottom. Has anyone tried something like that? I imagine the larvae would fall out, cook in the sun, and break up the reproductive cycle...
     
  2. txsteele

    txsteele Well-Known Member

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    In theory it sounds good. Waiting for more informed scholars to weigh in.

    It would be like falling into the frying pan.
     

  3. ed/La

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    Yes that works if the sun shines on shingles. I learned that from expert at bee club.
     
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  4. cityfeet

    cityfeet Well-Known Member

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    I've got extra shingles. I'm going to try it. I hope it works for no other reason than to remind my wife why, yet again, I saved something that most people would throw away. Because I may use it! That's why! :)

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  5. anniew

    anniew keep it simple and honest Supporter

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    What is shb for someone who wants to learn but unfamiliar with that...
     
  6. cityfeet

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