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SMALL HIVE BEETLES, Hive Beetle trap filling,installing on honey bee hives.Video,Georgia Beekeeper John Pluta installing Small Hive Beetle traps into beehives.CLICK for more at Controlling small hive beetle numbers lowers beehive stress, possible CCD,a colony collapse disorder symptom Ga Beekeeping hive beetle control. Beekeepers MUST kill the adult small hive beetles before egg and larva stage. Larvae eat thru honey comb in search of bee pollen making honey leak and ferment,called sliming. Bees then abscond from hive leaving a sticky mess even other bees barely rob. To clean up I put boxes over ant mounds to begin removing crud,then a few days in the sun to dry up honey slime. This is going to be a major beekeeping problem if not controlled in states like Florida,Georgia,North South Carolina,Alabama,Mississippi,Tennessee and Louisiana. Other states Will get them,forget cold weather,they winter at edge of honeybee cluster just fine.

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  1. scrm1
    10:03 am on July 14th, 2010

    John – I thoroughly enjoy all of your vids. Great education for new beeks. thank you

  2. sweetfeet666
    10:45 am on July 14th, 2010

    what is the bait that u use in those beetle traps?

  3. lilbob369
    11:11 am on July 14th, 2010

    lol ! you must be useing my smoker.

  4. shawfor
    12:01 pm on July 14th, 2010

    I like the application of that beetle trap. Where can I find them.

  5. manvilletrain
    12:14 pm on July 14th, 2010

    is there a site I can buy these from?

  6. donttrustsnowmen
    12:28 pm on July 14th, 2010

    looks like combat roach gel..Boric Acid is also a powerful beetle killer that beekeepers have use like he had mentioned,but being a fine powder I dont like usin it near bees.
    I used a roach gel that contains Boric acid,that may be what he is using.
    They look like great traps,thumbs up for that.

  7. zemzamiimad
    1:04 pm on July 14th, 2010

    I love bekeeping and if i want to do a training period, what would you recommend me and thank you.

  8. beauthepyro
    1:15 pm on July 14th, 2010

    Redneck=This guy lol

  9. johnpluta
    1:33 pm on July 14th, 2010

    The beetles are like a turtle shell,they can’t grab a hold of them,just chase them around.

  10. slacker361
    1:58 pm on July 14th, 2010

    why don the guard bees defend against the Beatles?

  11. xile52302
    2:29 pm on July 14th, 2010

    3:04 a beetle grawling

  12. allenmtisa
    3:28 pm on July 14th, 2010

    Gday Mate

    Found your videos to be very informative and helpful.

  13. crackerjack30132
    4:06 pm on July 14th, 2010

    So just what are you using for bait? I have used the strips and my traps were nothing like your full.

  14. jesuslives31548
    4:33 pm on July 14th, 2010

    what are you using for bait in the traps

  15. johnpluta
    5:16 pm on July 14th, 2010

    Also the exposed honey starts to ferment running everywhere. We call it Sliming the hive.
    Other bees won’t hardly even try and rob it out.
    Can be cleaned but what a messy job.
    I’ll set the boxes right on top of ant mounds and let them do a bunch of removal before starting.

  16. poprocz
    5:46 pm on July 14th, 2010

    The only good beetle is a dead beetle.
    I need to look into theses traps if they work this well, just lost a weak hive to them. Very dis-heartening having only two hive to begin with.

  17. johnpluta
    6:04 pm on July 14th, 2010

    Watch the response video above,sickening

  18. Fentanyl3
    6:17 pm on July 14th, 2010

    Where do you get these, I want them NOW!! LOL I’m not having luck with corrplast signs and Borax. I have lost 6 colonies to beetles this year.

  19. Fentanyl3
    6:27 pm on July 14th, 2010

    The beetle does no damage, it is the larvae of the beetle that do the damage, the larvae will tunnle through wax eating honey pollen brood and making a huge mess and causing the colony to die or abscond

  20. deadleader1
    7:01 pm on July 14th, 2010

    what damage this beetle do to a hive??

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