On Nov. 30th the temperature reached near 70 degrees. I seized the opportunity to inspect my backyard hives for food stores, etc. One hive has been plagued by small hive beetle all summer. To my surprise, I saw 4 or 5 small hive beetles during this inspection. I was under the assumption that they did not over winter in the hive. Am I wrong? We have had night time temperatures drop well below freezing this fall. Day time temperatures have rebounded to above freezing. Does anyone know if they will over winter in the hive?