I've got two deeps loaded with (what I suspect are) HSB larvae. How do I "clean" these up?
I attended a class yesterday at a well-respected bee lab, and the instructor described small, white, maggot-like worms crawling through the comb, but said they aren't SHB, and he didn't know what they were. I'm pretty sure they are SHB. This hive was from a trap-out that had problems, but looked hopeful. Then, within one week, the colony was devistated, robbed-out and now is loaded with these "worms". I did see a couple of adult beetles in there, but the larvae it eveywhere and what little honey is in there is rotting and slimy. There is still some capped honey in the corners.
Can these frames be cleaned up by the bees at home? I've seen some SHB in my 2 colonies at home, but they seem to be under control and not an issue. I'm certanly NOT putting these frames in my healthy hives, but maybe I could leave them out for the bees to clean up? :?