Found that one hive has a large small hive beetle infestation. I was very concerned with the number of beetles found. I would say over a thousand had overwintered with the bees or still had moved in from other gives.
My dad and I killed a hundred or so. I removed a box of Honey that was not covered enough with bees to keep the beetles off the frames. I killed addition beetles as I found them. Installed beetle traps.
I also treated with hopguard in this hive. A couple of bees with DWV were found. Brood appeared to be newly hatched out. Queen its getting of to a allow start.she its 2 years old going into her 3rd year. Will be replacing her later.