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Well I just got back from checking on 6 of my top bar hives in the Milwaukie/Oak Grove/Portland, Oregon area and at least half of them have what look like small hive beetles. Up until now I'd heard that they weren't yet in Oregon, and certainly hadn't observed any in any of my hives. Any other Oregonians noticing SHB in their hives for the first time this year?

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I'm several 100 miles south of you, & haven't seen any in my hives. I know there are other beetles that resemble them.
Also a couple articles I read this year, reported shb coming in package bees from TX, & GA.
Don't know if they would survive well enough in you're area to become a serious problem.
 
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