Small Hive Beetle in Seattle
I started two hives this spring with packages from the Puget Sound Beekeepers Association. One of the hives became infested with small beetles that look exactly like photos of small hive beetles within the first two weeks of hiving. I've called everyone from the Dept. of Agriculture to the Beekeepers Association and nobody seems to know anything about them or care that they are here. Any advice? Surely somebody in Wa State is concerned or working on this?