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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Status of the Small Hive Beetle in the Usa

Authors
item Elzen, Patti
item Baxter, James
item Westervelt, Dave - DIVISION OF PLANT INDUST.
item Randall, Charlotte - RANDALL'S WAX WORKS
item Cutts, Laurence - DIVISION OF PLANT INDUST.
item Wilson, William
item Eischen, Frank
item Delaplane, Keith - UNIV. OF GEORGIA-ENTOMOL
item Hopkins, Dave - NC DEPT. AGRIC.-RALEIGH

Submitted to: Bee Culture
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: December 4, 1998
Publication Date: N/A

Interpretive Summary: An Interpretive Summary is not required for a Popular Article.

Technical Abstract: The small hive beetle, Aethina tumida Murray, is a new pest beetle attacking honey bee hives in North America. Damage by this beetle where it has been confirmed in the U.S.A. has been severe. Many questions have arisen about the biology and control of this beetle. We propose research studying means of detection within a bee yard, use of chemicals to control adults and larvae, and basic biology of this pest. Recommendations for future control strategies are given.

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