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small hive beetle damage in honey bee hive

small hive beetle damage in honey bee hive

Shown at left is a honey bee (Apis mellifera) comb infested with small hive beetle (Aethina tumida) larvae and displaying an advanced stage of larval feeding damage. At right is comb displaying a layer of slime due to A. tumida larval feeding. (Image originally published in Roth et al 2022, Journal of Integrated Pest Management)

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