All you ever wanted to know about Small Hive Beetle

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  1. Zulu

    Zulu Member

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    :goodpost:
    Highly recommended reading for any beek.
     

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    great link and the article is short but not so sweet.

    I would suggest that 1) a pollen frame infected with small hive beetles seems to shift the shb reproduction into over drive, 2) organic matter or litter around the hive should be removed or limited and 3) most severely infested hives have other problems and the end of a hive is typically at the hands of the wax moth (they will out compete the shb in terms of numbers).

    remedies.... once you notice small hive beetle infestation 1) burn any debris on the bottom board (do not just scrape this unto the ground) 2) freeze any recognizable infested frames for a minimum of 2 days 3) boost the unit with a frame or so of sealed brood and 4) at the same time feed (most open feeding devices like hive top feeders or frame feeders will not work in this particular case).
     
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    Here is an article (73 pages) from the Aust gov as well, it's published in booklet form in 2011 or there is a free download in pdf at the bottom of the page

    Small Hive Beetle Biology – Producing control options
    https://rirdc.infoservices.com.au/items/11-044