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Stepping up the small hive beetle battle in Australia

Queensland Primary Industries and Fisheries (QPIF) has stepped up its campaign to control the small hive beetle, following a survey revealing the extent of damage to Queensland’s beekeeping industry. Read more

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NT apiarists fear beetle import risk

Top End beekeepers are up in arms over a decision by the NT Government to lift quarantine restrictions on honey bee imports from Western Australia. Read more

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Biological warfare breaking new ground to tackle bee industry threat

Queensland Primary Industries and Fisheries at the forefront of research that could help beekeepers control a pest that is having a significant impact on their industry. Read more

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Trap’s secret: You catch more beetles with vinegar than honey

Winfred Trotter has seen firsthand what the small hive beetle can do to honeybee colonies. Read more

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Clemson expert invents trap to save honeybees

A Clemson University extension bee specialist has created a trap to help combat one predator of the honeybee — the small hive beetle. Read more

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Hive beetle disarms bees with their own pheromones

Even honeybees are vulnerable to hackers. Hives normally run a tight security detail, but the small hive beetle Aethina tumida still slips past the defences. How they do it has been a mystery since they were first discovered infesting hives … Continue reading

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