Oh no, I found one SHB in my new hive on Friday. I was about to close up when my six year old, Sadie, spotted it.
So, I checked back today and found four. I squashed one, evicted two and one excaped. Couldn't find the two I evicted in the leaves, or they would have been squashed as well. The bees were chasing the SHBs and pinning them into a corner, so that is a plus.
My next step is to put a trap that I made today into the hive. But if I could remove any eggs or larvae that would help as well. It is a new hive, so I didn't see any SHB larvae.
What do SHB eggs look like? Can they be removed?