The small hive beetle is an invasive and damaging pest of honey bee colonies. It has been occasionally observed in honey bee colonies in Oregon, but no significant damage from this beetle has yet been reported. It is not clear whether this beetle can thrive in Oregon’s soil and climatic conditions. Early detection, reporting, and monitoring of small hive beetle may help mitigate its establishment in this region.
Keep small hive beetle OUT of Oregon!
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Prevent SHB establishment!
For more information:
The Small Hive Beetle: A Potential Pest in Honey Bee Colonies in Oregon (EM 9143)