Small Hive Beetle in the USA

  • 69 pages

  • Published: 1 Jun 2003

  • Author(s): Somerville, Doug

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The small hive beetle (Aethina tumida Murray) was first formally identified in NSW in October 2002 and declared endemic in November 2002.It was identified in 1998 in Florida, USA and has been extensively studied by the American scientific community. This report presents information collected from the USA by an industry study group to help determine what course of action is required to manage the beetles within Australia and what areas of future research could be considered.