Today I went out to feed my girls and I noticed one of the nucs wasn’t active so I took a peek inside to see if there was a problem and as soon as I did I could tell immediately what the problem was because I could smell it: hive beetles. I swore I had these things under control but apparently this nuc was weakened. The hive probably absconded because I didn’t see a lot of bee bodies in the hive. Well it could be worse. I’m doing a cut-out in a few days so at least I’ll be back to normal soon.