Disposable Small Hive Beetle Trap

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Disposable Small Hive Beetle Trap

from 1.50

Purchase 1 trap or purchase 10 and get 2 free.

The Small Hive Beetle traps are very easy to use. The clear plastic allows you to check oil levels and how many small hive beetles are caught in the trap. 1 piece design makes it simple to use and add to and remove from the hive. 

 Small slots on the top of the traps allow beetles in but keeps bees out. The bees chase the beetles through the slots and into to the oil compartment. As the beetles are coated in oil, they quickly die and are trapped in the oil.

 These traps work best when placed in the top and bottom corners of the hive between the frame and box. 2 traps per hive is great for maintenance of beetles, but 4-6 traps per hive are helpful in knocking down a large beetle population. 

 The trap can be reused if desired, but would need to be rinsed out and refilled with oil. Many beekeepers find this type of trap can be disposed of at the end of the year and replaced each year.

The compartment on each trap should be filled halfway with oil. Any cooking oil, mineral oil or liquid oil can be used in the traps. The dead beetles can be strained from the oil and the oil reused, but it is easier to replace with new.

 Traps can be left in the hive year around and oil will keep in traps for several months, but traps should be checked every 2-3weeks. When the oil is full of beetles, it is time to clean and refill or replace. Warm months are the peak season for small hive beetles, so summer is the ideal time to use them.

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