So when I did my first hive inspection there were two visible Small Hive Beetles on a frame. I was surprised (but not any more after reading they can fly incredible distances - further than bees can) and worried because I had just seen a guy’s hive slimed out on a Facebook.
I immediately ordered Beetle Blaster traps and installed two on the edge of the frames and after 3 days I had caught 2 beetles. As I have read the more types of trapping the better and not planning to open the hive for at least another week I decided to bodgy up a trap this morning using the Flow baseboard and Chux (with the assistance of an offsider).
I checked the board just then after 6 hours in place and found two of the little buggers which I promptly, and satisfactorily, crushed.
Thought I would share it in case anyone else is super paranoid about SHB