The Beetle Blaster is a new beetle trap that was developed by Laurence Cutts. Laurence has spent plenty of time in the bee yard and knows what works and what doesn't. Well, this trap really works! Fill the trap about half way with mineral oil and hang it between two frames. As the bees chase the beetles they try to hide in the trap only to meet their demise. Once the trap is full remove it and simply throw it away. SOLD INDIVIDUALLY
Ive tried just about everything, even built some of my own traps. This one works where others fail, and is an essential part of a beetle pest control strategy.
I had a much better success rate with these than with the AJs, for some reason. Similar idea so Im not sure why. Despite the fact that they are disposable, Im going to reorder them, because they work.
Can be reused, but not easy to clean...
These traps do a pretty good job of catching hive beetles. Ive mostly used mineral oil in these because it keeps working longer, and the bees arent as quick to propolize the openings in the trap as when vegetable oil is used. It is possible to rinse out and reuse these traps, similar to with the AJ Beetle Eater that Brushy Mountain used to sell. However, these traps can be easily damaged during the cleaning process as they were not designed to be cleaned over and over. These traps do have a pretty high capacity for holding the beetles that fall in and drown.
- Jonathan Graham, SC
Great Idea, but wasteful
As a society, we really need to get away from this use once then throw away mindset. Especially where petrochemical based plastics are concerned.
Our landfills are already overflowing.
Sorry Mr. Cutts, make a reusable one and Ill buy and recommend them.
Better products availablel
Works well with cider vinegar and oil, but is a one use product which is very wasteful. The reusable traps work as well and are reusable.
- JD, LA
I never seen a hive beetle in my hives but I installed a beetle blaster in one and filled half full of canola oil.
I checked today 2 weeks later and had 60 dead hive beetles.
It does work.