THE ORIGINAL FREEMAN BEETLE TRAP
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HIVE BEETLE EXPLOSION !!
I keep 4 hives in the back yard to play with and sometimes they are
neglected. I had let the soapy water evaporate. Apparently the trays had
been dry for over 2 weeks. There were thousands of beetles. My area in
southeast Arkansas is overloaded with hive beetles. Even if I kill every one
of them in the hive, hundreds more fly in about sundown.
Further down this page there is a video on sugar dusting for hive beetles.
The point is to make the bees mad so they will chase bettles into the tray
with oil or soapy water. Sugar dusting takes a little time and I have
discovered that 'whupping' the hive with a stick accomplishes the same
I cleaned the trays and refilled them with soapy water. I beat each hive with
a sizable stick until the bees were flying out the entrance. This was about
5:30 PM Friday, August 6, 2016. I took the pictures below about 10:00 AM
Saturday, August 7, 2016. All I did was pull the trays out and take the
pictures. I don't believe any other trap will kill so many beetles so quickly!
Use the Zoom (+) button to get a closer look
Would you believe it - I cleaned the tray and killed
nearly that many more beetles!!
If you have any questions about the Freeman Beetle Trap,
call me at 870-853-2412 Thanks, Jerry Freeman