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Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by PerryBee, Aug 15, 2013.
.....what would you suspect?
After the first 6 guesses, I'll show you what I found! :wink:
Ok, I'll guess .....Completely robbed out.
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?
Queenless, and laying worker. Jack
Dead queen and left for the rest to die.
4 good guesses, but not what the answer is. (No, there were no live bees, this was a dead-out).
Keep trying folks.
looks like american foulbrood.
Does anybody else hear the "Jeopardy" music playing? Come on . . . one more guess, somebody . . . I'm getting impatient . . . :mrgreen:
We have a winner! :thumbsup:
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.
What do I win? Did you burn it? All that wax ought to make a big fire!
Yes, the hives were burnt and buried. Good catch DLMKA. :thumbsup:
Slice of pie for you!
Was there an odor?
No odor, it wasn't a bad enough case.
was this on your hives or were you wearing the inspector hat?
I was wearing the hat. :thumbsup:
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?
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.
I'm probably not allowed to ask where this was found, am I?
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