Because I live in town, I am restricted to having 2 hives. So, I had a big, strong hive that does no respect brood space and one that struggled. The struggling hive came up queenless late this spring, so I gave them brood from my strong hive and they made another queen that laid an excellent brood pattern. The hive was still small but promising. Then 2 days ago I gave that hive to a neighbor who wants bees. That takes us to my big, strong hive that never respects bee space. I have combs that are too close together at the top and there are sort of bridges between most of the honey combs. They have always been this way, and I just figured "bees will be bees". But. Today I got into my big, strong hive and I saw some beetles, not too many, so I got out the last 2 of my Swiffer sheets because they make pretty good beetle traps. But, then I came across a frame with some sealed brood on it and it was SOLID beetles! I hastily removed it and tossed it across the yard. And, the rest of the frames had some beetles- not as many as you would think- but I think I can take care of them with more Swiffer sheets. I will buy more and use lots of them. I went back and ran my hands across the infested frame in an attempt to squash the beetles but those hutchers are hard to kill mostly they ran off into the grass. So, I reduced the opening on my strong hive to make it harder for them to get back in. There was no way I was going to put that frame back into the strong hive as it might have beetle eggs in it, so instead I set it in a hive box with the lost field bees from the hive I gave away. I do not expect them to do anything with it, not really, but this having one beetle-infested frame business is a new one for me, and I wanted to think on things for a bit. Question: I think that the Swiffer sheets will take care of the remaining beetles, but can anything be done about the poor bee space? Every time I get into that hive the bridges of comb tear apart, which does not bother me, but I suspect the poor bee space is giving the beetles hiding places. Is there anything I can do to the ground beneath the hive, to kill the beetles larvae? It is VERY dry under there, and I do not know if that will inhibit beetle larvae or not. Lastly, the once beetle- infested frame with the sealed brood and the lost worker bees: any hope for that becoming a hive? I once killed moth eggs in honey comb by freezing the comb and giving it back to the bees to clean up: should I freeze this frame also or would that have no effect? If I need to leave it out in the sun for a while to get rid of any eggs, about how long should I leave it out?