|First time in a hive for my assistant|
The good news is the ant problem is solved for now. There were a couple ants on a few lids but most of them were pretty clean. Zero hive beetles were found but there were wax moths in the diatomaceous earth in the lower trays. Hopefully the diatomaceous earth will do it's job and eradicate the wax moths.
But all in all the hives all looked well and the bees were much much calmer. Queenless bees get agitated easily and now all the hives have queens so that's making a big difference. After opening all hives we walked away and none followed us. A month ago I would have had 200 bees attacking me still at 100 yards from the hive. But that was pretty much from one particularly mean hive which is no more.