Opened a new hive, from a swarm, today. A week and a half-two weeks ago I added a 2nd deep to the hive. I moved two frames of brood/eggs into the second box, and replaced the brood frames, in the bottom box, with foundationless frames. Suffice it to say that the bottom deep has eight drawn foundationless frames, and the top one has two w/eight empties...does that make sense?
Anyway, the two upper frames had bees covering the frame and brood. All looked normal until I noticed several (10+) larvae that appeared dead. I then found others that were jelly on the bottom of the cell. They were kind of a grayish white. Most of them had a few small (pin-head sized) black spots condensed in one location on the blob.
None of the cappings on the cells were sunken/concave. I have seen chalkbrood. This did not look like chalkbrood, but could it have been the early stages? Does it sound like anything else that could be serious?
Sorry, I don't have a camera that will cooperate to take the kind of pictures needed.