I lost 90% of my bees last year because of the small hive beetle! Brushy Mountain does not have a screened bottom board with a beetle trap, and they have no plans to build one. Betterbee also does not have a screened bottom board with a beetle trap. I bought 1 screened bottom board with a beetle trap from Walter T. Kelley Co. However, the Kelly beetle trap just sits on top of their slide-in debris board. The Kelley Co. did not design a new bottom board for the beetle trap. I am waiting for the Kelley Co. to come up with a better design. Additionally, I am not familiar with the Dadant screened bottom board with the West Beetle Trap insert.
I am desperate for 20 screened bottom boards with beetle traps. Does anyone have any comments? Any input from you guys would be appreciated!