Take out any extra frames especially of empty drawn comb, and condense the hive down until it has pretty high population density if it is too roomy. Then close up any cracks or extra entrances so that the only way in and out is through a well guarded single entrance that is as small as possible. Try to eliminate any areas in the hive that the beetles can get into, but the bees can't. That will allow the bees to keep the beetles from being able to move around easily and will help to prevent them from being able to lay eggs in open nectar. Then you can trap them in pieces of corrugated cardboard - they will crawl inside to hide from the bees. Put the cardboard on a long wire and stick it in through the entrance so that you can change it without opening the hive - squash it good or drop it in a coffee can with some oil in it. The confusion caused by opening the hive lets the beetles scramble around and lay eggs. You can do all that right now, then look into your options for IPM and beetle traps. Don't delay. Good luck.Michae B - If they were hive beetles, what would you do about it?