Small hive beetles in TBH

Discussion in 'Pests and Diseases' started by BeepsBees, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. BeepsBees

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    I saw small hive beetles while checking my TBH about 15. I smashed them when I could. I'm a newbee and my hive has swarmed a few times so their population isn't the greatest. I have a laying queen. Anyway what's a good natural treatment for my TBH? I read DE sprinkled under the hive and then watered would kill the larve. Is that effective? I've tried swiffer sheets on top of the bars and leaving little gaps for just SHB but that caught zero beetles. Thanks!
     
  2. paint504

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    Beetle jail traps been working pretty good for me.
     

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    Can they work in a TBH? Where can I find them.
     
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    Sorry, I found them online. I'm just wondering where to put it in my top bar hive without leaving a big gap for bees to escape. I don't see it fitting Btwn combs
     
  5. paint504

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    they should go between the frames although im not familiar with the TBH.