Has anyone heard of Snot Brood? No, it's not a joke, it's a new disease on the block (or at least it's new to me). I only wish it were a joke. I have AFB-like symptoms in one hive, except no sunken cappings, and no ropiness of decaying larvae. Also, no odor AFB symptoms include: 1. Spotty brood pattern 2. Sunken cappings 3. Perforated cappings 4. Pupal tongues piercing through cell walls 5. pre-pupal larvae stretched out 6. Dried scales 7. Ropiness of decaying larvae I have symptoms listed from above (#1, 3, 5, 6) including pupae at all stages of development and decay. I was told this may be a virus, not a bacteria. If you provide other internet links, pls know that my I.T. firewall currently will not allow me to access them at the moment. So if you could kindly cut & paste the words from these sites to your reply I would greatly appreciate it!