Re: Michael Bush, or any other Bio-Beek
The following have been identified as attractants of the small hive beetle (Torto B 2007 Apidologie 38: 380 and Torto B 2005 Apidologie 36: 523) :
isopentyl acetate (this is the main bee alarm pheromone)
and any others identified in the article cited earlier in this thread.
Many of these compounds are also present in floral nectar.
Pete. New 2013, 3 hives, zone 6a
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