Larvae of the small hive beetle are most damaging to honey bees. They tunnel through combs, eating honey and pollen and killing bee brood, ruining the combs.
Australia is now only the second New World country to which the beetle has spread. The effect of the beetle in Australia is likely to be similar to that in the US, as the climate and bee strains in Australia are similar.
Photographer : Denis Anderson
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Small Beetles in a Hive