Built to be inserted directly in-hive, the Beetle Jail Baitable Trap allures beetles who smell the bait and wander inside, but can’t access the bait (ensuring the smell remains to attract more beetles), and can’t get back out.
A variety of baits may be used: pollen, fruits, even live beetles.
7" long, so it will fit in most queen mating nucs
1/4" deeper than other traps, making spilling oil less likely
Top surface of the trap is recessed, so beetles go down into the trap, not under or alongside it
Has a small barrier wall on the ends to form a pocket, into which the beetles will go to hide