Quo vadis Aethina tumida? Biology and control of small hive beetles

Neumann, Peter; Pettis, Jeff S.; Schäfer, Marc O. (2016). Quo vadis Aethina tumida? Biology and control of small hive beetles. Apidologie, 47(3), pp. 427-466. Springer 10.1007/s13592-016-0426-x

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Small hive beetles (SHBs) are generalists native to sub-Saharan Africa and reproduce in association with honeybees, bumblebees, stingless bees, fruits and meat. The SHB has recently become an invasive species, and introductions have been recorded from America, Australia, Europe and Asia since 1996. hile SHBs are usually considered a minor pest in Africa, they can cause significant damage to social bee colonies in their new ranges. Potential reasons for differential impact include differences in bee behaviour, climate and release from natural enemies. Here, we provide an overview on biology, distribution, pest status, diagnosis, control and prevention to foster adequate mitigation and stimulate future research. SHBs have become a global threat to both apiculture and wild bee populations, but our knowledge of this pest is still limited, reating demand for more research in all areas of its biology.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Review Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH)
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH) > Institute of Bee Health

UniBE Contributor:

Neumann, Peter

Subjects:

500 Science > 590 Animals (Zoology)
600 Technology > 630 Agriculture

ISSN:

0044-8435

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Gina Retschnig

Date Deposited:

12 Jul 2016 12:12

Last Modified:

13 Mar 2021 19:37

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s13592-016-0426-x

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.82565

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/82565

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