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  1. Bee Forum
    Hello all. Getting ready for winter. I inspecting my hives today (brief inspection) to put hive beetle traps in and noticed one of the hives is too weak :( I noticed it was getting weaker, but was assuming it was a wax moth, but it turn that it is a hive beetle, so I finally found a time to put...
  2. Beekeeping 101
    Thought I had my hive beetle problem under control but with all the rain + flooding in TX it has got worse.. Did a split earlier in the year which did not take. Hive beetles moved in and turned the frames into a rotting mess with a ton of their little worms in every cell. Cleaned up that hive...
  3. Shizel
    We are working on a new Hive Top Dual Trap to capture varroa mites and hive beetles. We are field testing soon and would appreciate your input. Check out the pictures and blog at our commercial web site at Shizel Super Hive Tool.
  4. Bee Forum
    I noticed an almost fully-developed pure white larva laying outside the hive. Then I noticed another bee, almost watching the larvae a few blades of grass over. Does this indicate mite intrusion? I think I may be seeing mites around the hive, but with ants and other bugs around and with the...
  5. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I do cutouts and trapouts as a hobby. Most of the time I charge, just because it's nasty work, and there's some expense with all the plastic and time away from family, and you don't always end up with a product that adds value - i.e. a new hive. However, it's gone pretty well for me and I have...
  6. Photo/Video Gallery
    Small hive beetles, Aethina tumida: Images taken with a Canon dSLR and the MP-E 65mm 1-5x macro lens. I haven't noticed as many hive beetles this year as last here in central IL, but the summer is still early... Alex www.alexanderwild.com
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