The other day I was told that there is something like a hundred hives sitting on the ground in the Northern Sunshine Coast Hinterland, all infested with SHB. Apparently the owner has thrown his hands in the air & given up on them.
We are making further inquiries to try & at least stop the SHB population buildup, if it’s not too late.
Ten minutes later: I just got a phone call, it is too late:(
This is what happens. Just one hive, if left unchecked gives SHB the ability to breed up 100’s of 1000’s of new SHBs.
Apparently the hives were in a cow paddock, I’m guessing the cows knocked some hives over which would allow the beetles to breed up in those hives to start the ball rolling.