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I caught a swarm this summer in a swarm trap. I took the swarm trap down and put the bees in a Lang hive and left it under the tree in total shade. I wanted to make sure it was disease free before placing it in one of my apiaries. I have not had a problem with hive beetles in my hives this year. All my apiaries are in full sun. At most I occasionally see 1 or 2 hive beetles in a hive when doing an inspection. But this hive that came from the swarm trap and was left in full shade is loaded with hive beetles. It is a moderately strong hive. Should I try setting it out in full sun before moving it to one of my apiaries? How long would I need to leave it? Or should I not be concerned about the situation and just move it to an Apiary?