What you can do to prevent or limit their damageRead More
Dr. Michael Hood, Extension Apiculturist at Clemson University has released a detailed Extension bulletin on Small Hive Beetle Integrated Pest Management.Read More
Maintain healthy bee colonies capable of protecting all comb in the hive. This includes mite and disease prevention and having young, healthy queens. Unfortunately...Read More
The small hive beetle, Aethina tumida Murray, is a pest of honey bees, that was first discovered damaging honey bee colonies in Florida in the spring of 1998...Read More
Beetles are most likely to be found in colonies that have been weakened by some other factor, usually mites. Larvae are most damaging because they feed on honey...Read More
Small hive beetle larvae often congregate in corners, possibly to retain heat. This clustering distinguishes beetle larvae from wax moth larvae that are found...Read More
Eggs are normally found within cracks and crevices of the hive or under the cappings of brood cells. Larvae are found crawling in and out cells of the comb and...Read More
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