The Guardian Bee Hive Entrance has been created to aid honey bees in protecting their colonies by preventing these destructive beetles from entering the hive. The designer, Mike Munson, created this novel device out of necessity and to care for his own bees. As a new beekeeper, Mike lost his first hive to beetle infestation, so he knew he needed to figure out a way to prevent this from happening again.
With extensive research, he discovered much about the SHB and bees in the wild. In the wild, bees prefer a small entrance to their hive. This is much easier for the bees to protect from intrusion. SHB like to manoeuvre and hide along 90 degree corners to stay protected from the guard bees. Thus, the Guardian hive entrance was created, prototyped, and studied. Now because of the efficacy of the Guardian, it is available for other beekeepers to use with their own hives!