ApiShield Hornet Trap - National

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ApiShield is the world’s first integrated trap to safeguard honeybee colonies from predation by hornets, wasps, wax moth and robber bees.

ApiShield has been developed by Vita, based on the ApiBurg® trapping system by renowned bee scientist Professor Ifantidis working in conjunction with scientists and bee research organisations around the world. Manufactured in hard-wearing pine wood

The Advantages of ApiShield

  • Economical: ApiShield’s high durability with no on-going costs makes it a highly economical investment.
  • No extra apiary visits: unlike bait traps, which can require frequent replenishment, ApiShield maintenance can be easily incorporated into your usual husbandry routine.
  • No chemicals or bait changes: the honeybee colony odour is the only bait required and is constantly present in any hive and always attractive to hornets.
  • Specific: ApiShield traps only pests affecting honeybee colonies – hornets, wasps, wax moth and robbing bees. Unlike bait traps, ApiShield does not affect non-target organisms and pollinators.
  • Sustainable: late-season trapping of hornet queens reduces the number of new hornet nests next year, keeps hornet populations down and inhibits invasive spread.
  • Disease protection: ApiShield guards against robber bees, which are known to transmit a wide spectrum of infectious diseases and honeybee pests, such as Varroa mites.

The ApiShield trap completely replaces the traditional solid hive floor. When first installed under a hive, the side entrances should be blocked for at least 3 days with the supplied bars. This teaches the colony’s bees to enter only through the hive entrance, which they can protect.

ApiShield Close Up

ApiShield’s cone entrances prevent pests escaping

After three days bees from the colony have learned that their entrance is at the front only. When the bars are removed, the bees will not use the side entrances but predators will enter through these unprotected openings, attracted by the natural scent and sound of the colony. No bait is required. Cone entrances prevent the invaders from leaving the ApiShield trap and they will die from dehydration.

The ApiShield drawer can be checked during regular colony inspections and trapped predators safely disposed of.

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Description

ApiShield is the world’s first integrated trap to safeguard honeybee colonies from predation by hornets, wasps, wax moth and robber bees.

ApiShield has been developed by Vita, based on the ApiBurg® trapping system by renowned bee scientist Professor Ifantidis working in conjunction with scientists and bee research organisations around the world. Manufactured in hard-wearing pine wood

The Advantages of ApiShield

  • Economical: ApiShield’s high durability with no on-going costs makes it a highly economical investment.
  • No extra apiary visits: unlike bait traps, which can require frequent replenishment, ApiShield maintenance can be easily incorporated into your usual husbandry routine.
  • No chemicals or bait changes: the honeybee colony odour is the only bait required and is constantly present in any hive and always attractive to hornets.
  • Specific: ApiShield traps only pests affecting honeybee colonies – hornets, wasps, wax moth and robbing bees. Unlike bait traps, ApiShield does not affect non-target organisms and pollinators.
  • Sustainable: late-season trapping of hornet queens reduces the number of new hornet nests next year, keeps hornet populations down and inhibits invasive spread.
  • Disease protection: ApiShield guards against robber bees, which are known to transmit a wide spectrum of infectious diseases and honeybee pests, such as Varroa mites.

The ApiShield trap completely replaces the traditional solid hive floor. When first installed under a hive, the side entrances should be blocked for at least 3 days with the supplied bars. This teaches the colony’s bees to enter only through the hive entrance, which they can protect.

ApiShield Close Up

ApiShield’s cone entrances prevent pests escaping

After three days bees from the colony have learned that their entrance is at the front only. When the bars are removed, the bees will not use the side entrances but predators will enter through these unprotected openings, attracted by the natural scent and sound of the colony. No bait is required. Cone entrances prevent the invaders from leaving the ApiShield trap and they will die from dehydration.

The ApiShield drawer can be checked during regular colony inspections and trapped predators safely disposed of.

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