How To Control SHB?

Hi guys,
I’ve been too busy with other things consuming my time. I did an inspection recently and added the super, but a week or so after that I looked through the window and I can see small hive beetles in there.

How do I get rid of them? @JeffH
I will read the other posts and I can already see something about traps, so please just point me in the right direction. I don’t have much time at the moment, but I’ll come back and check it out tomororw.


Hi Geoff, I don’t use any traps. My strategy is to keep the worker population up, with the drone population relatively low. I achieve this by making sure that all of the brood frames contain predominantly worker comb.

The main reason being that worker bees do all the defending, while drones do none.

I see numerous beetles almost every time I look into a hive. I kill the ones I can, but I don’t worry about the ones I can’t. The worker bees keep them corralled & wont let them lay any eggs.

I hope this helps, added to other information in this forum,