Has anyone seen the youtube video by the beekeeper using metal strips coated with ?Neverwet? inside his hives? Hive beetles can not climb up, across the strips. Their feet will not stick to the surface.
It is my understanding that hive beetles will not fly inside the hive because doing so would expose there backs to stings. As long as they don?t raise their shells to fly they can?t be killed they way.
Long story short the hive beetles are trapped on the bottom board. That?s the theory anyway.
His name is Jeff Willard, after years of trying all the standards he came up with this last fall.