We had some productive work around here this week. Adam treated his bee hives for hive beetles. He hasn't seen many, but he doesn't want to take any chances. Here's what he did: he cut up an old yard sign, the kind that have a core of long, narrow "tunnels" inside. He holds a stack of them here. He put borax powder into each tunnel, and sealed each one on both ends, with vegetable shortening. Hive beetles love shortening, but the borax will kill them. The bees are too large to fit into the tunnels, but the beetles will eat through the the shortening, to their deaths!