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Looking for a simple method to treat hive beetle?
The APITHOR is the simple and successful way to save your hives from the damaging effects of the hive beetle. This single use, disposable device controls the beetles, without harming you, your bees or your honey.
It has a rigid plastic design that fits on the hive bottom board to ensure only beetles enter the harbourage. for added safety it is Tamper-resistant.
How does it work?
Bees will chase the small hive beetle to a precise size opening that allows the beetles to enter while excluding the bees. Insecticide impregnated cardboard in harbourage is set back from the openings to ensure bees cannot make any contact at all. Once the beetles have been chased inside by the bees the awaiting insecticide will kill the hive beetle.
It is compatible with silicone adhesives if you wish to secure it to the base. Dispose of used Harbourages by wrapping in paper, placing in a plastic bag and place in a garbage bin.
Can be used for up to 3 months in the hive.
Highly effective in independent trials conducted by Industry & Investment NSW | Primary Industries. No residues in honey as confirmed in trials performed in accord with the APVMA Guideline # 28 - Residues in honey.