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Small Hive Beetle Aggregation Pheromone

ARS has discovered and subsequently isolated and synthesized the small hive beetle aggregation pheromone. This pheromone serves as an effective attractant for adult beetles of both sexes. The pheromone may be placed within a trapping device for capturing adult small hive beetles.

• Efficient pheromone-based trapping systems are the key to population reduction
• This system is cost effective and provides the necessary control measures for management or eradication of the small hive beetle

• The trapping system can be employed within an apiary for monitoring and control of the small hive beetle.
• This technology will help give control of this invasive species that is effecting honey bee survival throughout the United States

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