What beetle is this?

Hi All

I got my first nuc a couple of weeks ago and it’s going very well. The number of bees are booming and it’s all looking healthy now.

My hive was delivered with some chalkbrood I think, but over the last couple of weeks the chalk corpses in the inspection tray have reduced to zero.

I did notice 2 small beetles. Can anyone identify them?


Looks like a small roach to me, these love dark damp places, and bees naturally create a humid environment so you are often going to see them getting around. They don’t harm the bees or impact on them at all. Roaches are a bit gross but thats just how it is sometimes.

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