Just to clarify: hive beetles don't wipe out hives. Strong hives can exist with hive beetles and wax moths. Only when the hives become weak or underpopulated, do the pests overwhelm the hive's defenses. I have strong hives that actually pen up the hive beetles in propolis condos and corrals and feed them. You need to diagnose the reason the hive got to the point of being overwhelmed. I do not treat my hives for beetles or varroa, but I am fixing to add some of those Laurence Cutts disposable beetle traps with mineral oil.