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Offline YpsiBee2015

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Sick Brood. Maybe Chalkbrood?
« on: July 09, 2015, 11:31:22 AM »
I have a hive that I thought was quenelles for a couple weeks, and now, I found lots of young larva, eggs, and....A queen

But, I noticed some odd looking uncapped brood. It didn't smell off, and the larva weren't sticky/stringy like AFB when I pulled them out.

See attached pics. I was feeding 2:1 syrup, which I have since stopped.

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Offline YpsiBee2015

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Re: Sick Brood. Maybe Chalkbrood?
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2015, 11:36:37 AM »
Maybe EFB, now that I'm looking more.....

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Re: Sick Brood. Maybe Chalkbrood?
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2015, 12:38:25 PM »
Pull them out.  It may be sacbrood.
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Re: Sick Brood. Maybe Chalkbrood?
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2015, 01:00:07 PM »
If it is Sac Brook, you will want to requeen.
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Offline MT Bee Girl

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Re: Sick Brood. Maybe Chalkbrood?
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2015, 12:50:48 PM »
Hi. I was actually able to get Mr. Bush's book through my local library (YAY) and in it he says that if you find white pellets in front of the hive that kind of look like small corn kernels, you probably have chalkbrood. On Wednesday I was over at a local beekeppers place looking at his hives. One of the hives he said he caught as a swarm and when I looked at the bottom board, I saw these little white pepples that I thought looked like bird poop. I wonder if that's what he has. Anyway, do you have those white pellets?

So what do you guys notice in the picture to make you think it's sacbrood? Do the larvae look a little dried out?