Do ear wigs eat Honey Bees?

SweetJoy7

Chirping
6 Years
May 22, 2013
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Hello,

We have a top bar hive and as of late we have noticed that the population has drastically decreased. We also have noticed a lot of earrings, and earwig eggs in the hive. The hive has no broods that we could notice. The queen is there and no drones were seen either. There is a lot of pollen stores but not much honey. Do ear wigs eat bees? Thank you so much and we look forward to hearing any suggestions you may have.

Have a great day!
 

0wen

Songster
Mar 25, 2016
715
185
151
Southwest Virginia
I doubt they'd eat the bees, but they may be robbing the honey. Several options for earwig traps by doing a quick google search - Im not sure the one using soy sauce (the one I use in raised beds) would be safe to use in your hive. You could try using folded newspapers - again, a google search will give you instructions...
 

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