The hive that I queened with the VSH queen from kelly is having problems.
The queen is been in there about 2 weeks I guess and she is still there.
on the outer frames I saw dead brood and very spotty some of the brood seem to be growing out of the cells too. I didn't smell anything and I looked for the ropey test but didnt seem to be roping.
I had dead ones of different sizes some with black spots some look to be shriveling up but all seemed to be still moist. They all seem to be different so its hard for me to say these are the symptoms but I could pull all the larva out with a stick and they stayed together well so much so it would have been hard to mush them up. They didn't have that clear sac brood appearance.
Now this hive went queen-less weeks ago and stayed that way for a few weeks population seems to have drop off sharp in the last week or so too.
Could it just be neglected brood dieing off because of the population drop in the hive.