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Small hive beetle biology providing control options
Program Honey Bee
Research organisation The Crown in right of the State of NSW acting through the Department of Primary Industries
Objective summary 1. To determine temperature humidity and air movement thresholds to prevent any small hive beetle (SHB) damage to stored honey supers (fulls and stickies) and what techniques/appliances could be used practically in the sheds of beekeepers. 2. To determine if weak hives and queenless hives are more attractive and more susceptible to SHB damage than strong healthy hives. 3. To identify the usual daily movements of SHB in and out of managed beehives during each season of the year. 4. To find the number of SHB in the immediate vicinity (ground surrounding and under the hive) of a bee hive compared to the SHB inside the hive for each season of the year. 5. To identify ways of cleaning combs that have been 'slimed' as a result of SHB larval damage causinghoney fermentation.
Project Stage Closed
Project start date Thursday, June 01, 2006
Project completion date Friday, April 01, 2011
Journal articles from project Not Available
National priority Safeguarding Australia
Rural priority Biosecurity
RIRDC goal HBE-Reduce the incidence and impact of pests and diseases on the beekeeping and pollination services industries
Principal researcher Nicholas Annand
Research manager Dave Alden
Admin contact Cara Brooks