Today, i went out and opened up my hives in my one yard and saw small numbers of small black beetles running with the bees on inner cover. I did kill those that I could see. I never had to worry about them before. The only difference in this yard is that I had purchased a sizable quantify of hives and placed them there. Don't know if the beetles came from those hives or not.
I am hoing that the SHB won't survive the winters up here. I have already harvested my honey. Are the northern beeks taking up preventative measures as the southern beeks are doing. Thanks.