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A Push-pull Protocol to Reduce Colonization of Bird Nest Boxes by Honey Bees
 

A Push-pull Protocol to Reduce Colonization of Bird Nest Boxes by Honey Bees

Article doi: 10.3791/53950
September 4th, 2016

Summary September 4th, 2016

Preventing colonization of bird nest boxes by invasive Africanized honey bees is important for conservation efforts of nest-site limited birds. We provide an integrated pest management approach to "push" bees away from nest boxes with a repellant insecticide, permethrin, and "pull" them toward pheromone baited swarm traps.

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