Healthy Bees

DO’s & Don’ts for Hive Beetle Issues

July 31, 2012 | Healthy Bees

From the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Do’s maintain healthy, strong colonies to promote high bee-to-comb ratio monitor colonies for beetle infestation levels trap beetles using one or more of the trapping devices presently marketed physically kill or remove beetles when inspecting a colony, Read more >

Small Hive Beetle (Aethina tumida)

June 29, 2012 | Healthy Bees

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Wax Moth Damage

June 29, 2012 | Walter T Kelley Co. | Healthy Bees

The wax moth is an opportunistic pest that takes advantage of weak hives, as well as unprotected comb, like extracted supers sitting in the garage. The adult is about three-quarters of an inch long; the larvae are fat worms that can be about an inch in length. Unchecked, this pest will wreak havoc inside Read more >

A Correction and Apology

June 8, 2012 | Healthy Bees

We made a huge mistake! The very insightful "Queenright" article was provided by Michael Bush, and we had attributed it to Sean Burgess here on the blog. The byline is now corrected. We apologize to Michael Bush for any inconvenience this has caused, to Sean Burgess for any undue charges of plagiarism, Read more >