Help Me (What is this Pest)
So, I just started beekeeping and I know that a few of my hives have small hive beetles. One of my hives died, on the bottom board there was about 1/2 inch or so of what looked like bee droppings. Maybe the bees never left the hive and made droppings in their hive because they were too worried about the small hive beetle infestation. In the 1/2 Inch of what I think was bee droppings in the bottom board were SOOOOOOO many larvae of something it was ridiculous. The larva was really squirmy and longer than an adult small hive beetle. They were also ALL IN the comb, and by all in the comb I mean they took it over. I need some help ASAP. What should I do with this hive, Remove it from the beeyard or what?