Hive Beetle Precautions 

Local beekeepers understand that hive beetles are becoming a more prevalent pest in beehives throughout Melbourne.

Freezing frames and boxes to less than -12C for more than six hours will eradicate all stages of small hive beetle and wax moth. After freezing, these frames and boxes will be ready for reuse next season.

Backyard Honey provides an effective and efficient Freezing Service (-17C for three days for hive components) and Sealing Service (frames and boxes bagged for winter storage) for hobby beekeepers in April and May to eradicate hive beetles.

Check out Agriculture Victoria’s information about hive beetles via think link here.


For more detail about our Hive Beetle service contact the Backyard Honey Beekeeper 

Backyard Honey eradicates hive beetles.