Small Hive Beetles just arrived in my area. Yesterday I uncapped & extracted 12 frames (4 gallons) before I tasted it & realized I had mixed in some fermented honey, apparently caused by SHB. After I realized it, I smelled the empty frames and 3 of them smelled fermented. I have 5 more supers sitting in my kitchen that I won't be able to work up until Monday afternoon.
Is there a way to tell before I uncap a frame, if SHB larva are in it and it has fermented? Should I freeze it overnight & work it up on Tuesday? I guess I ruined all 4 gallons by mixing in some honey that was fermented. Can I feed it back to the bees?
Any advice from you guys that have been dealing with SHB would be appreciated.