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small hive beetle (Aethina tumida)

small hive beetle (Aethina tumida)

Small hive beetles (Aethina tumida) can cause substantial damage in commercial honey bee colonies in North America. Both larval and adult beetles consume hive products and honey bee eggs and larvae, creating a slimy waste in the process. A new guide in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management discusses the biology and management of these pests and highlights current gaps in our knowledge. (Photo by Morgan Roth, Virginia Cooperative Extension)

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