Newbie here. First hive set up in May. Just went out to inspect, and they have all left. And I see hive beetles which I didn't see before! Ugh.
So, I'm sure this is old hat to folks, but what do I do now. I live in Los Angeles, and I have read that freezing the frames (of which I have 9-11 fully drawn, 4-5 with honey) kills off eggs. Also guessing I should close up the hive so a feral colony doesn't move in. Thoughts, recommendations?