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Beetle Trap?


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Has anyone made or adapted a trap for small beetle hives that works in a beethinking hive? I have two such hives and this is my third year trying and failing to deal with this pest. My surviving hive is in the sun and has been strong all summer yet now seems to be succumbing to the beetles.

I’ve searched the internet exhaustively and have found solutions that would work in other types of structures, but none that I can figure out how to adapt to this particular hive. Alas, I’m no engineer and have no shop or tools to make something intricate, even if I knew what to make. I have tried the diy Sonny-Mel trap according to instructions on the web, but to no avail. I don’t want to use any kind of poison in the hive.

THanks in advance for any help!