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Poly Hive 

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Just killed a mouse trying to get into one of our rooms.

Just a reminder really that vermin are now loooking for winter quarters and its time to set traps.

In days gone by I used to put mouse poison in plastic bags under each hive and it was astonishing in spring how many of them had been consumed.


Mice can and do do serious damage to bees, hives and stored comb.

PH
 

Cie 

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I've had problems with mice getting into the walls of my house, and we use trip traps so that other pets and youngsters don't set them off or hurt themselves.
 

Heather 

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Last year had a snug couple in the roof of my WBC- soon trapped- but they didn't get into the hive.
But thanks for the warning - mouse entrances dusted off:)
 

FenBee 

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Thanks for the warning Poly Hive, I already have the guards at home in the workshop, so will fit them on the hives today :cheers2:
 

oliver90owner 

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so will fit them on the hives today

I won't be fitting them until the bees are about to settle down for the winter.

Regards, RAB
 
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