The small hive beetle, Aethina tumida: a review

publication date: Sep 1, 2004
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Journal Name Bee World
Article Title The small hive beetle, Aethina tumida: a review
Author(s) Wm Michael Hood
Volume 85
Issue 3
Published Date 9/1/2004
Pages 51 to 59
Abstract Small hive beetles are now found on three continents and are likely to spread to new regions of the world by means which have yet to be identified. Since its spread from the African continent, much information has been added to our understanding of this honey bee pest in recent years. Moderately efficacious methods have been developed to control the small hive beetle in the newly introduced areas, but colony losses are expected to continue sporadically as beekeepers and scientists work to discover new control alternatives for this pest.
Keywords small hive beetle, Aethina tumida, control methods, distribution