Start trapping hive beetles today with the Baitable Beetle Jail Trap! Safe and easy to use this re-useable trap will provide effective visible results.
A variety of nonpoisonous oils or powders may be used in traps to kill small hive beetles. Vegetable oil, mineral oil or food grade diatomaceous earth. Fill the two larger sections of the traps about 1/3 full of oil or diatomaceous earth. Various fruits, pollen, or beetles may be used for bait in the bait compartment. Close the bait compartment lid before closing the main lid. The traps will hang on the top of a frame in the hive. The frame may be removed from the hive for inspection without removing the trap. If the trap is removed, it will sit on its flat bottom without spilling.
The traps may be placed anywhere in the hive. If there is a high concentration of bees, during summer increase, the beetles will typically be pushed to the extremities of the hive, top and bottom corners. Traps on the outside frames against the hive body are generally most effective. In winter the beetles will stay as close to the cluster as the bees will allow. So the traps may be more effective in the center area of the hive. The traps are made from recyclable Polypropylene.