APITHOR™ small hive beetle harbourage trap safety and residue trials – project summary

  • Published: 13 Feb 2014

  • Author(s): Levot, Dr Garry

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Small hive beetle (Aethina tumida) continues to impact on the profitability of honey production in Australia by destroying hives and spoiling produce. The APITHOR™ small hive beetle harbourage trap was developed so that Australian beekeepers have a legal, affordable, safe and effective product available to them to control beetles in their hives.

The results of the field trials suggest beekeepers should be confident that when used as directed on the product label, APITHOR™ will effectively control adult beetles, protect hive productivity, have no deleterious effect on colony or human health and leave no detectable residues in honey or wax.