Small Hive Beetle Trap & Adapter

The trap does not only protect your bee colonies the best possible way but also the eagerly collected honey which is already stored in the honey combs. The use of an adapter allows the Small Hive Beetle Trap to be easily positioned in front of the bee hive.

Small Hive Beetle Trap

To protect yourbee colonies from the unwanted small hive beetle (Aethina tumida) you should use our patented Small Hive Beetle Trap. We developed the trap with particular attention to ease of handling. No tools for opening or installing the trap are needed. Further advantages are the chosen dimension and the segmented membrane. The geometry of the membrane allows the beetle to enter the trap without problems, leaving the trap is virtually impossible. Careful handling permits multiple usage. For further information, please download the PDF file.


You are asking yourself the question how to ideally position the traps? Here is the answer. Our adapter made of lime wood, was constructed in a way that the Small Hive Beetle Trap can be pre-installed and the complete unit can be attached easily and quickly. The procedure can be compared with hanging up a picture. It is beneficial to purchase spare traps, which can be cleaned and assembled at home so to change the traps fast and comfortably. For further information, please download the PDF file.

no harmful substances

This trap operates without poison, adhesive strips and without oil.

perfect size

The chosen trap size makes it suitable for common bee hives.

special locking mechanism

The beetle can enter the trap easily through the patented lock but leaving it is virtually impossible.


Easy installation and suitable for different bee hive sizes.


easy installation

No tools are needed neither for the installation nor for opening the trap to clean it.

cost effective

Careful cleaning and handling ensures trouble-free multiple use

Ideally you should have an additional trap-set. Depending on intensity and strength of the infestation the traps need to be exchanged accordingly. To kill the pest, the traps should be put into the freezer for one or two days to make sure the small hive beetle is dead. Then you can open the trap, clean it and reassemble it for further usage.

The installation of one trap provides a certain protection. However, the installation of a second trap increases protection considerably. To be fair, it has to be said that there is no 100% protection because the bees need to be able to get into the hive.

The entrance hole gate forces the bees and the small hive beetle to land on the flight board. The bees crawl through the entrance hole gate and are now in front of the trap. The gap of the trap is too small for the bees therefore they crawl over the trap and into the bee hive. However, the beetle runs through the entrance hole gate and instinctively searches for a crack to hide. Without problems it crawls through the gap of the trap and is caught inside. The patented membrane prevents its escape.

The trap needs to be installed in the entrance area of the bee hive with the aim that no pest gets into the hive.

On the left side the trap has a straight end, which should fit closely to the bottom. On the right side the trap has an oblique surface, so a wedge can be used to install the trap without any gaps neither on the right nor the left side.

Important information: Never use a hammer when wedging the trap, it can break. -> fracture risk!

We also provided for this problem. On the upper side of the trap there are three oblique surfaces. Also here wedges are used to make sure the trap adapts to the bent bottom board. It is important that there is no gap between the bottom board and the trap. Only use hand pressure to install, never a hammer.

Technical Instructions "Small Hive Beetle Trap":

Technical Instructions "Adapter":

Installing two "Small Hive Beetle Traps" in one adapter

Product description "Small Hive Beetle Trap"