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  1. #1
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    Default Filling AJ's Beetle Eater

    Okay, the beetle eater looks good. I went to install one in a hive with beetles present last week. The top snaps on, but it requires a firm snap.

    How have you guys been filling it, or snapping the lid on without spilling the oil?

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    Snap the top on first, then use a bulb syringe to fill it.
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    Default filling hte beetle eaters

    hi guys an easy way is to use a sauce dispencer the nozzel fits in the chamber without spilling oil hold level fill to approx 3 ml to cover the baffle then clip the track on thanks aj

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    Yea I had the same problem w/mine. Put it in first then tried to fill it---- a mistake. Thanks for the tip aj.
    sc-bee

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    Is the Beetle Eater made from a hard plastic or it is like the plastic the frame feeders are made of?
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    Default magnet man

    the beetle eaters are made from hard recycled plastics aj

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajs beetle eater View Post
    hi guys an easy way is to use a sauce dispencer the nozzel fits in the chamber without spilling oil hold level fill to approx 3 ml to cover the baffle then clip the track on thanks aj

    I do not have any vinyl to cover the traps. What other types of covering would you suggust? Thanks!

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    Default JC

    vynal can be obtained at any carpet or second hand places this is the best some people use carpet but i suggest a sqare of vynal aj

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    I bought a small pump type oil can at the local Harbor Freight which has a flexible line. This works really well for filling the trap after it is in place. Only about $4.00.

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    Default Reuseable?

    AJ,

    Does the trap come apart for cleaning and refilling?

    -ekrouse

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    Default ekrouse

    yes the beetle eaters come apart the track clicks on and off by gently squeezing the end of the chamber thanks aj

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    I have two questions about the beetle eater.

    1. How many ml does it take to fill it. (I can measure if nobody knows off hand)

    2. What purpose does the vinyl flooring cover serve?
    Troy

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    Default troy

    the beetle eater only needs 3 mil of oil do not fill it and the purpose of the vynal is to reduce the bees plugging up the tracks with wax or propilas thanks aj

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    Default AJ

    Where do you put the trap in the colony and how long do you leave the trap in the colony?

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    Default jc

    the beetle eaters sit on the top bars if it is a double in the super if it is a single in the brood chamber they should be checked weekly depending on the infestation of SHB aj

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajs beetle eater View Post
    the beetle eaters sit on the top bars if it is a double in the super if it is a single in the brood chamber they should be checked weekly depending on the infestation of SHB aj
    Let me see if I got this correctly. If there are two hive bodies, place the beetle trap on the top hive body. Suppose there are two hive bodies and two honey supers, should the beetle trap also be placed on the top hive body under the two honey supers? Additionally, I surmise tha bettle trap should be left on the colony year round; however, it should be checked once a week?

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    Default jc

    preferably put the beetle eaters at the top of the box in the center

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    Here's an idea my mom had. To fill the eaters use one of those ketchup/mustard squeeze containers (y'know, the yellow and red cylindrical ones) Easy, portable, cheap, and should fill it w/o any problem!

    -Nathanael
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    I am going to use a syringe, that way I can measure the oil needed and I don't have to try to see down inside. It being all black, I can imagine it will be difficult to see the oil level inside there.
    Troy

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    What are the first signs of the small hive beetle, and what should I watch for? Now that bees are coming out of almonds, I want to make sure that they haven't brought home something new.

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