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small hive beetle 14

The small hive beetle can significantly damage beehives and stored hive material and contribute to hive death. The beetle feeds on live brood and honey and its excrement can contaminate honey and cause it to ferment.

It’s found in Queensland and New South Wales. If you think you have seen small hive beetle anywhere else in Australia, call 1800 084 881.

About the pest

The adult beetle lays clumps of small, whitish eggs in the beehive. Small, cigar-shaped, cream-coloured larvae hatch and, along with the adults, feed on stored honey and pollen in the hive.

Spread

The beetle is spread by the movement of bees and beehives and through direct flight of the adults.

More information

Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Pests and diseases of honey bees (external link NSW Department of Primary Industries)