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A scientific note on in-hive positioning determines small hive beetle trap efficacy

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posted on 13.01.2022, 18:23 by Michael N. K. Muturi, Anna Papach, H. Michael G. Lattorff, Peter Neumann

The small hive beetle (SHB), Aethina tumida, a parasite of honey bees is endemic to Sub-Saharan Africa and has become a global invasive pest. Adequate surveillance methods based on trapping methods need testing and verification of their efficacy. We tested the efficacy of top frame supplied cardboard traps. The efficacy was extremely low (0.9%) and significantly less effective than bottom board placed traps.

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This work was supported by Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) (Grant number: KALRO/CS APP/LOA No. 3/2019).

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