Exotic Pest Reporting
Small hive beetle
Small hive beetle (Aethina tumida) is an insect pest of bee hives. It is a native of South Africa and was first detected in Florida in 1998.
Sandy soils are needed to complete its life cycle.
01/16/2020 - Provincial and federal funding to support beekeepers
11/22/2019 - Bee vets meet to safeguard ‘national colony’
05/17/2019 - Researchers crack small hive beetle genome
04/03/2018 - A new app listens to the problems of bees
02/06/2018 - Beetle discovery sends beekeepers buzzing
08/31/2015 - Beetle pest found in B.C. bee hive
04/17/2014 - Minimizing Honey Bee Exposure to Pesticides