Hmm, thankin' my lucky stars we don't have the small hive beetle in our area, period. I keep reading about all the devastation that they do to colonies and the methods that the human use for combating them, so neat, human inventions.
Something that someone may be able to elaborate on a little for me would be wonderful. I always need to know things, not nosey, (sometimes though, smiling).
Having no clue about the SHB and their MO, tell me this. The beetles fly into the colonies. Why don't the guard bees prevent the beetles from entering. Why do the bees corral the beetles instead of killing them. I just don't get this. There must be good reason, but does anyone know. I am sure that I could look it up on the internet, but I am too lazy, oops!!! did I just say that? Only lazy about some things, smiling. Have that most awesomely wonderful and great day, beautiful health. Cindi, aka, that nosey gal.