I am a struggling new bee keeper with one box .I inspected it today and noticed a few little black beetles that ran and hid in empty cells.
Are they small hive beetles what to do?
From the description I'm sure these are Small Hive Beetles. If there are only a few and your bee colony is strong then there is no need to worry. The SHB is endemic, they can fly 7km and so it is inevitable they will appear in your hives.
There are beetle traps you can buy that you fill with cooking oil or diatomaceous earth. The bees will chase the SHB into these www.gmail.com
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