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Freeman Beetle Trap

Protect Your Bee Hives From Small Hive Beetles Before You See Damage!
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  • Freeman Beetle Trap - 8 Frame
    SKU: 1530030
  • $46.00
  • Freeman Beetle Trap - 10 Frame
    SKU: 1530031
  • $46.00
  • 8 Frame Ventilated Beetle Trap
    SKU: 1530040
  • $52.25
  • 10 Frame Ventilated Trap
    SKU: 1530041
  • $52.25
  • Replacement Tray - 8 Frame
    SKU: 1530035
  • $19.50
  • Replacement Tray - 10 Frame
    SKU: 1530036
  • $19.50
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Sturdy & Effective, This Hive Beetle Trap Fits All 8 & 10 Frame Langstroth Hives

The Freeman Beetle Trap is an economical and effective way to manage small hive beetles in most bee hives. Simply place the traps underneath active hives and replace the tray contents as needed. Freeman Beetle Traps come in two convenient sizes: an 8 frame and a 10 frame in both the standard and ventilated models. The ventilated Freeman Beetle Trap is ideal for hot climates and allows for additional air flow. It consists of two parts – a coated galvanized steel mesh piece and a plastic tray that slides beneath it.

  • The steel mesh component slides into the hive to create a false bottom of sorts.
  • The plastic tray is filled with cooking oil (or soapy water) and slid underneath the mesh.
How It Works: As the beetles invade the hive, the guard bees pursue them downward and through the mesh. With no ledges to hide on and unable to remain on the mesh, the small hive beetles fall through into the oil where they die.

Made sturdily from rot and insect resistant Cypress wood, your Freeman Beetle Trap is designed to last through many seasons. The plastic traps may begin to show signs of wear before the rest of your trap; if they do you can order affordable replacements.

For additional control against Small Hive Beetles, we also recommend treating the ground outside the hive (where they come from initially) with the beneficial nematode, Heterorhabditis indica.

How It Came About: In response to the threat Small Hive Beetles (Aethina tumida) pose, Jerry Freeman of Hamburg, Arkansas created the Freeman Beetle Trap for use in standard Langstroth Hives. Following extensive testing in universities, including Mississippi State and Clemson, this trap was introduced to the public and immediately proved successful.

Additional information about beekeeping can be found at PerfectBee. Check out their Learning Beekeeping article!

This Product Controls These Pests or Diseases: Small Hive Beetle (Aethina tumida)

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