Do you like your beetles? WE DON'T!!!
Introducing the Beetle Blocker, invented by Clark Taplin, the Beetle Blocker shim stops the Small Hive Beetle (SHB) from entering your hive. The Beetle Blocker effectively blocks the SHB from getting into the hive without the use of chemicals.
The shim sits on top of the bottom board. Bees have no problem going through the holes, but the SHB has a short, hard body and is unable to make the curve into the hive, falling onto the bottom board. If you have a screened bottom board with sticky pad, or an oil pan beneath, this will terminate the beetles.
Unlike with other methods, there are no modifications to your equipment. You can also perform OAV treatments with the shim in place.
The Beetle Blocker is available in 10, 8, and 5 frame sizes.
Made in Stillwater, OK
Beetle Blocker 10 Frame
Beetle Blocker Shim for a 10 frame hive
Beetle Blocker 8 Frame
Beetle Blocker Shim for an 8 frame hive
Beetle Blocker 5 Frame
Beetle Blocker Shim for a 5 frame hive (Nuc)