Hey guys hope your beekeeping year is doing great.
I have a problem I have not seen before. Basically: many dead bees, maggots, some SHB, and a few dead wax moths on the hive floor. It really stinks - a rotting smell, frames have maggots and dead larva. Bees are lethargic but the queen is alive.
I did the (AFB) rubber band/toothpick test on the brood but they did not string out or snap back. They were soggy (mushy).
This year is very wet and I have been recovering from severe storm damage so I haven't checked them in about 5 weeks. I am hoping just a bad case of SHB.
What do you think? Your insight and thoughts much appreciated.