Hello all, I am a new beek and I just transfered my 4 nucs to hives today. I could only find queen on one but others appear to be storing honey and saw what I think is capped brood in others. in one of the boxes I saw 4 or 5 small hive beetles tried to catch the little buggers but they are fast
my question is what is best method to hopefully elliminate these pest I already have screened bottom boards installed.
is it ok to use diatomaceous earth in the hive on top of frames to get rid of them or use some type of trap with oil in it?
thanks in advance for your help
Insect farming is soooo interesting :)