It seems that inspectors are throwing around a term to define a condition in the hive called "snotbrood".
But it seems nobody can really say what it is, what the treatment suggestion would be, or how to minimize it in the future.
I've had a few hives over the past 3 years or so, that had these symptoms, Dead larvae melting in the cells similar to AFB. But it does not test positive. And although it takes a few weeks, the bees will overcome the situation. I have noticed it primarily in the spring about the time after corn planting time. Is it from chemicals, I am not sure.
But it irks me that beekeepers get inspected, the inspector says they got snotbrood, but beyond that, everyone is in the dark.
I know that PMS is an overload situation seen with high mite levels, that may contribute to different seen symptoms as it just screws with the hive. But this "snotbrood" seems different than what I have traditionally called PMS.
Anybody have a clue what snotbrood is?