Small Hive Beetle Found in New Brunswick

Message From: Maund, Chris (DAAF/MAAP) [mailto:chris.maund@gnb.ca] June 9, 2017 5:01 PM

Small Hive Beetle - Larvae Stage

Small Hive Beetle – Larvae Stage

The small hive beetle, Aethina tumida Murray, has been reported in honey bee colonies in New Brunswick. These honey bee colonies were imported from Ontario. Samples were taken on 3 June and 4 June, 2017 by me and Fletcher Colpitts. Specimens were forwarded to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and were confirmed to be the small hive beetle, Aethina tumida Murray.

Small Hive Beetle - Adult Stage

Small Hive Beetle – Adult Stage

The location of the infested colonies is: Gloucester County, New Brunswick. The nearest community is Saumarez, New Brunswick.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and all the Provincial Apiarists have been notified of this report.

New Brunswick departmental staff are currently spot checking other Ontario colonies in the area and are also determining if local NB hives are located in the vicinity.  Next steps will be determined following this exercise.

Chris Maund

NEW ADDRESS

Integrated Pest Management Specialist (Entomologist) and Provincial Apiarist / Crop Sector Development /

New Brunswick Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries / Hugh John Flemming Complex / 1350 Regent Street / P.O. Box 6000 / Fredericton, NB, E3C 2G6

Tel. (506) 453-3477
Fax (506) 453-7978
chris.maund@gnb.ca

NOUVELLE ADRESSE

Spécialiste de la lutte contre les parasites (Entomologiste) et Apiculteur provincial / Secteur du développement des cultures /

Ministère de l’Agriculture, de l’Aquaculture et des Pêches du Nouveau-Brunswick / Complexe Hugh John Flemming / 1350, rue Regent / C. P. 6000 / Fredericton, NB, E3C 2G6

Tel. (506) 453-3477
Fax (506) 453-7978
chris.maund@gnb.ca

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