I posted this recently because I thought this swarm I caught might have been exposed to pesticides. But now I'm not so sure because I'm learning that the symptoms of pesticide poisoning closely resemble classic symptoms of acute bee paralysis virus or CBPV. I gave this swarm some frames of honey from my colonies that died this winter. Could the honey be harboring these viruses?
I caught this swarm on Tuesday and about 2/3 have expired. Dead and dying on the ground outside the hive entrance. No foraging flights. Shaking, wings apart on top of frames. None noticeably hairless as in ABPV. But the strange thing is that they are building comb.
If my honey has the possibility of being tainted, I don't want bees going near it.
Any insight would be greatly appreciated.