Soured honey smell coming from the hive!

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  1. davismisa04

    davismisa04 New Member

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    There is a soured smell coming from my hive also there is almost fully developed larva coming out the bottom of the hive what happend and what can i do now help me please
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Go into the hive and check for SHB. If nothing looks amiss, it is Goldenrod honey being processed, and the larva are drones being kicked out for the winter.
    If it is SHB, you need to take immediate action.
     

  3. wfuavenger

    wfuavenger New Member

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    that could be several things. Are the larvae being carried out by bees or are they crawling around, or just sitting there.

    The soured smell could be goldenrod honey being cured. The larvae could be wax moth. (best case)
    The soured smell could be slimed SHB frames. (middle of road case)
    The soured smell could be Foul Brood and the hive would need to be burned. (worst case)

    MORE DETAILS ARE REQUIRED!!!!
     
  4. davismisa04

    davismisa04 New Member

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    They are being carried out of the hive and they are dead not crawling around
     
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    wfuavenger New Member

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