I caught a swarm in a trap 2 weeks ago. I waited one week and brought them home. When I opened the trap box and started putting them in the hive box, I saw hive beetles everywhere and there was a pile of dead brood on the bottom of the box. I searched each comb and killed every beetle I could find. I placed a beetle trap in the box and closed them up. I watched them continue to drag dead brood out. The next morning they were gone. I opened the hive box and it was totally infested with hive beetles. I took out the frames and hit them against the box and my wife and I killed beetles for thirty minutes. This was a volley to soccer ball sized swarm, which had drawn 5 deep foundationless frames almost 1/2 way across the frames. They had capped honey, pollen and capped brood on all the frames. This was an 8 frame box made deeper to get the size right. Anybody got any suggestions on what to do for beetles in swarm traps? Anybody put any beetle traps in their swarm traps? Apparently we are ass deep in hive beetles in my area. This colony was gone before I even got home. I'm sure all the jostling around and confusion of moving and hiving them just sealed the deal for them to leave. ???