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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Mountainburg, Arkansas,USA
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    18

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    I saw a beetle a little smaller than a dime on one of my landing boards. It was bulling his way in w/ the guard bees trying to "push" it out. Didn't look like they could sting it.
    Do I have hive beetles?
    sparrow

  2. #2

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    hi
    you might have saw a pine beetle in the fall they try to get inside rare but had run across it before=they have a hard shell on them.
    Don

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Pensacola, Fla
    Posts
    55

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    Sparrow: the small hive beetle is about 1/8 to 1/4 inch long with rather pointed head and slippery hard shell. Able to hide in any of the various small cracks inside the hive. Their larva tunnel into honey and destroy frame after frame of brood etc. Bees get to point where they give up and either die out or abscound. Roy

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