Just had a nice hive get slimed by small hive beetles and gotta blame the beek
. Pulled some honey off the hives about a month ago, everything was looking good so I put the empties back on the hives to catch the next flow. The dead hive was cranking at the time and a check a week after the extraction showed the honey was coming in. Didn't check the hives till today planning on an extraction and found #6 hive pretty well slimed. Lost 2 brood boxes and 2 shallows from the SHB but was able to salvage a full deep of honey which only had 2 frames damaged. I ended up putting that one honey box on one of my strongest hives hoping that it will get cleaned up. Can't blame anybody except for me on this one, should of been out checking the hives. Still pulled almost 25 gallons today using a old Kelly hand cranked extractor but probably lost a good 8 gallons from the slime job. I'm letting the girls clean up what they can by robbing out the dead hive then I'll check the slimed frames. Looks like my giant solar melter is going to be packed full for a couple weeks. Check your hives everybody.