Disposable Small Hive Beetle Trap

Mitigate small hive beetle infestations with this easy to use, disposable hive beetle trap.


Save yourself the cleanup with this chemical-free, disposable beetle trap. Simply place two traps at the top of the brood chamber, between the outer frames, then monitor for small hive beetles and increase traps if you notice a heavy infestation.


  1. Fill the traps with 25ml of food-grade oil
  2. Insert traps between the outer frames of the top box
  3. Monitor to see if small hive beetles are present (filled traps may be disposed of and replaced adding more traps as needed)


  • With a quick rinse with a garden hose, you can get several uses out of this disposable beetle trap.


  • The beetle traps are attractants for small hive beetles. Unlike Japanese Hive Beetle traps, these DO NOT contain pheromone attractants.
  • Find our Reusable Beetle Trap here.
  • Printable Instructions: Small Hive Beetle Trap Instructions

Additional Information on Small Hive Beetles: 

A relatively new type of pest for beekeepers, the small hive beetle (SHB) is originally from South Africa and was discovered in the US in the spring of 1998. SHB are present in all areas of the United States and parts of Canada, especially a problem in the southeastern states, due to the warmer climate. Small hive beetles can easily take over a colony with little to no resistance, consuming resources of the colony, damaging the comb, and contaminating the honey.