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dickbowyer 

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Went out to check on the girls to find all 4 hives have "baby" slugs in abundence :eek: sheltering underneath. Any suggestions for this behaviour?
 

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I've got a few slugs under my hives also, possibly finding something tasty there epsecially if OMF.
 

PaleoPerson 

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Get some chickens or ducks, slug problem sorted.

There is probably some stuff falling through the floor that they have found to be tasty.
 

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Looks like sugar or pollen is on the mneu..............
 
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They crawl all the way up the wall to the entrance of my observation hive. Bees dont seem to bother about them.
 

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Yuck, they're revolting. I get my partner to chop them up as a treat for the birds - I have a bit of a phobia of them!
 

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They look like leopard slugs.... which I thought were carnivorous?? I have had those inside hives.
 
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somehow the snail shell makes snails more appealing.
Cazza
and the shell makes it easier to hold when you are eating them....
 

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I've put sticky-backed copper tape around the legs of the hive stand. Slugs won't cross it.
 

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Yuck, they're revolting. I get my partner to chop them up as a treat for the birds - I have a bit of a phobia of them!
Put a nice treat down for them. Salt.
 

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nasty slugs

I tried removing the shell from a snail to see if it would be able to move faster. The result was just it got more sluggish.
 
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