Well I had found an SHB in my last inspection over the weekend. My first sighting for my two new hives. I put in the white board for my screen bottom board as well, to check on mites.
Today I go to remove the boards and find SHB grubs on them on one of my hives, plus an adult SHB on the other hive which I didn't see any during the inspection. I have a some AJ Beetle Traps on their way right now, but wondering if this is going to be a problem for my new hives. Since I'm already seeing grubs.
Only good thing I can think of it my hive stands are sitting in oil cans to keep ants out, from what I read grubs need to get back to the ground. So hopefully I'm keeping that from happening to make a new generation of these buggers.
I'm just wondering what I can do to help my girls out more with dealing with these. Both hives are in their 5th week and on last inspection were doing great. I want to keep it that way