EM 9143, The Small Hive Beetle: A Potential Pest in Honey Bee Colonies in Oregon

EM 9143, The Small Hive Beetle: A Potential Pest in Honey Bee Colonies in Oregon
D. Caron, K. Torgerson, C. Breece, R. Sagili
New. Although no significant damage has been reported from this pest in Oregon and it is not clear whether this beetle can thrive in this state, the beetle has been a menace in many states and poses a threat to Oregon through migratory bee colonies and from package bees and queens purchased from regions where the beetle is well established, such as Southern California, Georgia, Florida, and Texas.