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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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Kimberley beekeepers angry at spread of pest beetle

The West Australian Department of Agriculture has been accused of sitting on its hands and allowing the exotic pest small hive beetle to spread freely in the far north of the state. Read More

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Stingless Bees Mummify Enemies

Lacking a stinger is no barrier to kicking butt in the evolutionary cage match between Australian bees and hive-invading parasites 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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Beetle larvae fool male bees by mimicking a female’s scent

According to a new study, the beetle’s larvae attract the males of a solitary desert bee using chemicals that mimic a female’s pheromones. Read more

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