Well, I have to admit that when I did the first inspection of my new hives over the weekend I was somewhat taken aback to find that each one had some small hive beetles in them. All of my equipment was brand new, so I am assuming they came on the frames with the nucs. I know that it is something that just about can't be guaranteed against, but I had hoped to not have to deal with it right off. I need to treat for these and feel somewhat urgent about it. Just how fast does this pest damage eveything? The weather has been so bad and is suppose to rain for several days here in Texas. Just opening the hives again may be a challenge.