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If a beetle is not climbing up onto or down off of a piece, it moves exactly like a Queen Bee. A beetle cannot move into a space it cannot physically slide into. reference: http://boardgamegeek.com/wiki/page/Hive_FAQ#toc10
I've realized that my question was posted out of a misinterpretation of the rules that made me think that BLACK is one hive and WHITE is another, and that all white pieces had to be connected while all black pieces had to be connected. I realize now that the one hive rule pertains to all pieces regardless of color needing to be connected in one big happy ...
No, just the total number of placements is far too huge to "solve", and that doesn't even start to take into account movements occurring between placements.
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