Imagine having no concern about Small Hive Beetle (SHB) infestation.
Being able to place your hives in sun or shade year round.
No foreign objects on top of, or between, the frames.
The Beetle Buster Small Hive Beetle Trap makes it possible!
A strong hive is indeed the best way to control Small Hive Beetles and the Beetle Buster baseboard helps to create the strongest hive possible.
There's value in it's effectiveness, durability and the peace of mind it provides.
Each Beetle Buster is hand made to exacting standards using dense hardwoods and
designed with years of use in mind with minimal maintenance.
A lot of time and money can go to waste if the beetles aren't kept in check.
In the end you are left with 2 choices...
You can fight the beetles or you can get a BUSTER.
US Patent 10,834,906
AU Patent 2015238870
What is a "Bargain Buster?" - Each and every Beetle Buster is quality checked prior to processing. Occasionally there are pieces found that are as equally well made but have very minor flaws. Examples would be minor cracks, flaws in the wood, marks/scratches on the inspection tray or boards that have a raised corner that is greater than 1/8" (which will likely sit flat when hive boxes are placed on top but easily remedied with a thin shim if needed). These minor flaws do not affect functionality in any way.
There is no sacrifice in functionality with Bargain Busters and you save money!
Free shipping to the lower 48 contiguous states in the USA!
For Flow hives, choose the 10 frame model if your Flow hive boxes hold 7 Flow frames. Choose the 8 frame model if your Flow hive boxes hold 6 Flow frames.
10 Frame Beetle Buster measures 20.75" L X 16" W X 3.5" H
8 Frame Beetle Buster measures 20.75" L X 14" W X 3.5" H
5 Frame Beetle Buster measures 20.75" L X 9.5" W X 3.5" H
Warre / Comfort Hive model accommodates hives that measure 14" X 14".
All models have everything you need to get started slaying beetles! They are hand rubbed with canola oil (unless otherwise indicated) and include basic entrance reducer and sample of diatomaceous earth at no additional cost!
Convert Basic Tray to Oil Tray - The basic tray that comes with the Beetle Buster is converted to be used as an oil tray. It can also be used with diatomaceous earth if desired. (Mouse over or scroll through product images to view)
Adjustable Entrance Reducer - Great for closing off the hive when moving, needing to perform vaporization treatments or to help prevent robbing.
Ultimate Robbing Screen - THE premier robbing screen at a 40% savings over buying it separately! Custom fit to work with your new Beetle Buster. Eliminate robbing and the varroa risks robbing brings! Also a great mouse guard for the winter months!
Finish - Leave the default selection, "Original (No Oil)", to apply a finish of your choice. If you would like it hand rubbed with Canola Oil prior to shipping, select "Oiled". Please note: ALL 5 FRAME MODELS ARE ALREADY OILED (select "original" with the expectation of them arriving oiled.
How the Beetle Buster works.....
Oxalic Acid Vaporization Treatments Using a Johno Vap / ProVap 110 or Similar Method ...
Oxalic Acid Vaporization Treatment Using a Metal Wand Method (metal tray shown not included) ...
I don’t use anything else in my hives to prevent small hive beetle. No towels, no traps, no oils, no fuzz. Just my beetle buster bases.....Do yourself and your bees a favor. Kill those nasty parasitic beetles with a beetle buster base. You’ll be glad you did.
As many relatively new bee keepers, I had grown a intense dislike for the Small Hive Beetle. I had been to the Mississippi Beekeepers Association convention meeting where it was discussed and listened to several very experienced beekeepers at the Central Mississippi Beekeepers meetings discuss their experiences - all of which led to frustration for me because there was no real answer that I could use. I have had bees for 5 years and each year lost one or more hives to SHB - one was a brand new Nuc. Each time, I had expended almost $200 in getting the hive and was left with nothing but slimed up box and frame. This year, I read a post in the Louisiana Beekeeper and they touted the Beetle Buster base board as a solution. The price was about $100 and was manufactured in Australia. So, I decided to try one out and I did. I installed it on a hive that was relatively new and thought I did not have much of a SHB issue. Boy was I wrong. Within 24 hours, I went and pulled the bottom tray and to my surprise, there were probably 200 SHB in the tray. I emptied those and refilled with diatomacious earth with the following day inspection showing a small number. I have since purchased three more and each time they show the same result. I have waited to comment on them even after prompting by the manufacturer since I wanted to put them to the test in August when the number of SHB really increase. They are still eliminating the beetles and my inspection of the hives reveal only a small number of beetles hiding mainly near the top of the hive....My apiary gets a lot of sun but not full sun all day which is a negative in control of these critters. This is just information I wanted to share. You will have to decide for yourself but I am sold on the benefits of this board to the smaller beekeeper.
I got tired of the hassle of the other methods and wanted a "one and done".
I believe there's a difference between price and cost. I'll pay a higher price if the long term value is there. In my opinion the BB is a low cost item in that it is a one time, low maintenance, long lasting investment that pays dividends in strong SHB free hives.
I’ve been in beekeeping for four years and had trouble with SHB since day one. We tried all the old methods including swifter sheets and beetle traps and still couldn’t get rid of them. That’s when I saw the beetle buster base boards and thought I’d give them a try. That’s when my SHB problem was eliminated! Thanks for such an awesome product! I own 3 of them!