Saturday, August 14, 2010
SMALL HIVE BEETLES, Hive Beetle control, prevention in Beekeeping Beehives
The Beetle Trap, my new favorite weapon.Filling methods on left.
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24 hours later around 50 dead beetles.
Quick Easy Deadly Effective
West Small Hive Beetle traps, Fill with vegetable oil to drown small hive beetles and varroa mites.
The West Small Hive Beetle trap,fill with vegetable oil to drown the beetles. gets Varroa mites,ants,roaches as well. A good non chemical control that can be used year round.
The_Beetle_Trap- Picture above on top. Beetles fit in but not the bees.
This is newest trick/weapon, filled with a bait or a small piece cut off Check Mite strip.
Put on bottom board or top bars with a tight fit. Replaces the time consuming sign board method of cutting and taping. Cost effective at $2 -$3 depending on quantity here.
For high numbers heavily infested hives I use one on both top AND bottom. Kills so many you have to empty them out of trap.
Forget about the outside ground drench spray,waste of time & money.
Just pee,works about as good.