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Author Topic: Small Hive Beetle Larva and Trap-outs  (Read 272 times)
Field Bee
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« on: August 20, 2013, 01:28:36 AM »

I've been doing a lot of trap-outs on trees and structures lately.
I have 14 working now and have taken 2 down in the last 3 days.
What I've noticed is I get a lot of bees but when I take the trap down and remove the plywood that sealed the entrance off, I'm seeing a lot of small hive beetle larva outside the hole but behind where the plywood was.
I've noticed a lot of small hive beetles in trees this year.
I believe what is happening is I trap the bees, the population drops and the hive beetle go rampant laying eggs.
They are so bad I won't release the bees in the hive to go back into the tree.
I'm just sealing it off.
Here is a picture of a tree that I took the trap down just yesterday.
All of the white is small hive beetle larva.


Richard Vardaman (capt44)
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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2013, 05:26:37 AM »

Good gosh!!

is that cussing?

"Life is hard, It's even harder when you're stupid."

John Wayne
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That's my pooch.

« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2013, 06:25:45 AM »

Your guess is right capt. I have developed a true hatred for those things. I wish someone would find a product like BT that would control SHB.

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