dude, what's killing the hives? no forum will allow me to tell my story, maybe you can pass it on. it was in 1994 and i was living on desoto lake, ms. came home and thousands of bees were inside my screen porch. soon, a 2 to 3 inch black winged bug showed up and without attacking them, moved along the screen amongst them and an hour or so later, all the bees were dead on the floor. i swept them off with a broom like i was sweeping leaves.