Small Hive Beetle Distribution

FROM WIKIPEDIA   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_hive_beetle

Endemic to sub-Saharan Africa, the small hive beetle, Aethina tumida was first discovered in the United States in 1996 and has now spread to many U.S. states including, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Virginia and Hawaii. The small hive beetle has become established in the state of Texas as well. The movement of migratory beekeepers from Florida may have transported the beetle to other states. Recent findings also indicate transport of the beetles in packages.

Internationally, the Small Hive Beetle has spread to Australia being first identified at Richmond, NSW in 2002. Subsequently it has affected many areas of Queensland and New South Wales.[1] It is speculated that a combination of importing queens from other countries and beekeepers moving their hives has caused the spread.

In Canada, the Small hive beetle has been detected in Manitoba (2002 and 2006), Alberta (2006), Québec (2008, 2009), and Ontario (2010). In the Prairie Provinces, measures were taken to control the pest and Small hive beetle failed to establish a population. It is still to be determined whether Small hive beetle has been able to establish a resident population in Ontario or Québec.[2]

EXTERNAL LINKS FROM THAT PAGE

FROM UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA . . . http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/misc/bees/small_hive_beetle.htm    That link has more information and also a MAP of the distribution.

ANOTHER U.S. LINK TO MAPS OF PESTS http://pest.ceris.purdue.edu/map.php?code=INBJQEA#

UNITED KINGDOM https://secure.fera.defra.gov.uk/beebase/index.cfm?pageid=125

ANOTHER U.K. LINK, DATABASE https://secure.fera.defra.gov.uk/beebase/index.cfm?pageid=125

PEST DATABASE INCLUDING WORLD MAPS     http://www.cabi.org/isc/?compid=5&dsid=109537&loadmodule=datasheet&page=481&site=144

I’ll add more later as I get the time.  Hub is taking a nap, so I can this moment (grin) If he wakes up he’ll need coffee!

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