About a month ago after I assembled my new hives I set them outside the garage. Well a swarm arrived! I became a bee keeper sooner than I expected. After about a week in the hive I took the entrance reducer out cause I thought it looked crowded. So after doing some reading I think that was a mistake. Now I am seeing hive beetles. I have put in a beetle trap but have not seen any in the trap.
the quesion: Should I or can I put the entrance reducer back in will it help with the hive beetle and make the hive stronger?
PS two weeks ago another swarm should up in a other hive I had setting out. What luck - I also took the reducer out - should I put back in also