Sustainable control of small hive beetle through targeting in-ground stages




Honey Bee

Research Organisation

Western Sydney University

Objective Summary

1. Conduct laboratory bioassays using commercial strains of the entomopathogenic nematodes Steinernema spp. and Heterorhabditis spp and the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae to assess their efficacy against larvae and pupae of small hive beetle (A. tumida). 2. Evaluate efficacy of these above treatments in simulated fieldsoil conditions. 3. Generate preliminary data for use of drenches of entomopathogens in field apiary sites.

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Project Start Date

Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Project Completion Date

Monday, December 31, 2007

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

Promoting and maintaining good health

National Priority

Advanced Technology

National Priority

HBE-Improve understanding of nutrition best practice and disease interaction


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Sustainable Control of Small Hive Beetle Through Targeting In-ground Stages