I've got lots of earwigs around. I don't like them, but we've come to an uneasy agreement - if I find them I'll kill them, and for their part they try not to be found. I've always found them in the cracks of everything, even the hives, but they don't seem to bother anything so I don't worry about them too much.
My sons like bugs and critters, so are always getting books of critters out of the library. Recently they took one out about earwigs.
Fascinating critters, really, as much as I hate them. They lay their eggs underground, the female overwinters with the eggs, and then cares for the young when they hatch in the early spring, until they are old enough, then the mother dies and the young can carry on their nefarious plan of overrunning my back yard.
One little tidbit in there caught my eye - it says that earwigs will go into beehives and eat honey! Do you think that that is true, or just based on people seeing earwigs jammed in all the cracks and edges of a hive?