I was traveling this week when my wife called and told me , '"The State bee inspector was here and he said, 'I have to check the hive for hive beetle. Some packages from down south came up with hive beetles and
mites.' So I told him where the hives were." They are about 2 miles from the house.
So while this was going on, I was picturing someone picking through my hives, and making judgements about my Apiary management skills. I was feeling kind of "violated".
So when I got home, I went up to my hives and retrieved the report that the inspector left for me.
No Hive Beetle found, varroa in small amounts. hives strong and with adequate food stores. All other disease tests were negative.
This made me feel better and less violated.