Weather is changing so I ventilated them. I did not have any indication of moisture on any of the hives. I had no brood, lots of heads stuck into cells, no honey around the bees. I did send a sample off to Beltsville and it has been received as of yesterday. The bees I sent in were the ones dead on the frames in the brood area. I have the hives in the back of the truck, the bees can get into the canopy but not out of if it is bad. I thought the rope test was only for dead brood? I have no brood that I can find. I did find white, almost pellet like things in some cells that I have not seen before. Any ideas as to what that may be?
White pellet things might bee Chalk brood. Did you find a lot of them or just a few?