A recent article produced by the NSW Dept of Primary Industry describes the use of a trap at the base of bee hives which helps to control the Small Hive Beetle (Aethina tumida). Similar traps are available commercially. When the beetle falls into the trap, it is killed by the presence of diatomaceous earth in the trap. Mount Sylvia Diatomite is the only manufacturer of insecticide grade diatomite in Australia and is available at a reasonable price compared with imported alternatives.
To read NSW, DPI article by John Rhodes,