Hive Beetle Precautions 

Local beekeepers understand that hive beetles are becoming more prevalent amongst beehives throughout Melbourne.

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.

Freezing frames and boxes to less than -12C for more than six hours will eradicate all stages of small hive beetle and wax moth. These frames and boxes can also be reused next season.

Check out Agriculture Victoria’s information about hive beetles via 


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Backyard Honey eradicates hive beetles. 

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