SHB-Small hive beetle-survive through winter?
To whomever feels like answering,
My TBH definitely has SHB, as I have seen them marching around a few of the combs. Didn't do a full inspection so I am not sure how infested the entire hive is but certain there are beetles in there. Does anyone know the likelihood (or unlikelihood) that SHB survive the winter? I am in Southern New York so we can get a relatively harsh winter. My hope is for my bees to make it through the winter (my first winter with bees), and that the SHB, small hive beetles, do not survive. Have not read anywhere about their life cycle. If anyone has the answer, would be appreciated so I know what to expect this coming Spring.
Thanks to all.