I've been preparing for my first hives by reading the forum and watching YouTube videos, and as I was looking over information on the small hive beetle and mites a question occurred to me: Do hives that are cut out of structures or those taken down from trees ever have pests like mites or SHB? I can't imagine they'd be immune (otherwise we'd all be keeping bees in the walls of our houses or the trees in our yard), but I can't recall JP or Mr. Bee Dude or the Lazy Beekeeper finding these pests during one of their retrievals. Or, at least, the don't mention it.
So, I'm wondering if those hives are less likely to have such pests, and if that's any indication of better genetics/hygiene than box-kept bees. I appreciate the benefit of y'all's experience!