I have been battling with hive beetles for the last 2 weeks.
We had gone through a rainy spell so I didn’t check on my hive for almost two weeks (other than to check on the flow going in and out of the hive occasionally). When I finally went in I noticed that there seemed to be a steady population of the small hive beetles! I immediately went to go get beetle traps and oil, however, it is not helping.
Has anyone had any success dealing with these little pests in the past who can lend some pointers?
With winter coming I am very desperate as they are depleting my hives honey stores. It is also this hive’s first winter so it will be hard enough for them.
Any tips are very much appreciated!