If you saw this.....

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by PerryBee, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    .....what would you suspect?

    Honey Shack 007.jpg Honey Shack 006.jpg

    After the first 6 guesses, I'll show you what I found! :wink:
     
  2. Yote Shooter

    Yote Shooter New Member

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    Ok, I'll guess .....Completely robbed out.
     

  3. ablanton

    ablanton New Member

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    I dunno, but except for that stuff that looks like pollen residue everywhere, it looks very similar to the inside of my hive that I suspect just got poisoned. Do tell!

    Were there any bees left?
     
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  4. brooksbeefarm

    brooksbeefarm New Member

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    Queenless, and laying worker. Jack
     
  5. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Dead queen and left for the rest to die.
     
  6. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    4 good guesses, but not what the answer is. (No, there were no live bees, this was a dead-out).
    Keep trying folks.
     
  7. BSAChris

    BSAChris New Member

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    An ant-eater.
     
  8. DLMKA

    DLMKA New Member

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    looks like american foulbrood.
     
  9. ablanton

    ablanton New Member

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    Does anybody else hear the "Jeopardy" music playing? Come on . . . one more guess, somebody . . . I'm getting impatient . . . :mrgreen:
     
  10. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    We have a winner! :thumbsup:

    Honey Shack 003.jpg Honey Shack 004.jpg Honey Shack 005.jpg Honey Shack 008.jpg Honey Shack 009.jpg

    Nasty stuff! I always wear gloves when I do inspections, the only reason you see my bare fingers is I needed to take them off to work the camera. I take pictures whenever I find something like this as back up.
     
  11. DLMKA

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    What do I win? Did you burn it? All that wax ought to make a big fire!
     
  12. PerryBee

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    Yes, the hives were burnt and buried. Good catch DLMKA. :thumbsup:

    Slice of pie for you!
    pie.jpg
     
  13. ablanton

    ablanton New Member

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    Was there an odor?
     
  14. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    No odor, it wasn't a bad enough case.
     
  15. DLMKA

    DLMKA New Member

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    was this on your hives or were you wearing the inspector hat?
     
  16. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    I was wearing the hat. :thumbsup:
     
  17. srvfantexasflood

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    The roping of the dead larvae was enough for me to see to be convinced.
    I'm curious Perry. How do you keep from contaminating yourself when you come in contact with something like that?
     
  18. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    Whenever an inspection is done, I have to be wearing a just washed bee suit. I wear nitrile gloves so that if I find a problem those gloves can be properly disposed of (burned). Hive tools must be sterilized (propane torch), etc.
    I am as careful as I can be because clearly I don't want to bring any of this stuff to my yards.
     
  19. Tiwilager

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    I'm probably not allowed to ask where this was found, am I?
     
  20. brooksbeefarm

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    It's hard to believe, but in all my years (1964 to now) of beekeeping, i've never had or seen a case of foulbrood. And i hope i never do.:thumbsup: Jack