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How to get rid of hive beetles in flow super


#1

I have found hive beetles in the top of my flow super what is the best way to get rid of them.


#2

Squash them?
Would the bees have chased them up there?


#3

Squash them is all I do. Yes the bees chase them incessantly until they find somewhere to hide. Then the bees propolize them in. You can use all sorts of traps to catch them. I don’t use any.


#4

How many beetles are we talking about here? A couple of beetles (not worth worrying about), a dozen beetles (still not worth worrying about but keep your hive strong and squash regularly), at 2 x dozen beetles (I would start using traps like chux cloth, silver bullets between the frames), pop the lid weekly, squash every beetle and then give the hive a good inspection, this will chase the beetles down to the corflute upon which you remove and then squash every one.