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OK, I have two VERY strong hives. I also have Freeman traps on the bottom. I am catching no adult beetles but the oil tray has many beetle larva in it. Is this the normal deal? Beetles lay eggs, they hatch and the larva end up in the try but do not reproduce?

FWIW I have 3 new hives from package bees and those freeman traps have no larva at all so these are born of beetles that overwintered in the hives in my opinion.
 

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One of my eight hives has a few larvae drop onto the inspection board beneath the screened bottom board daily. It is also packed with bees. I inspected it last week and could not find them in the comb even though I knew where they drop. I also did not see any adults. I will look again this weekend as it is a mystery to me. None of the others are dropping larvae, and only a few adults have shown up yet.
 
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