Idee,the bird flu (figuratively speaking)hit hard here. I may be suffering from post foulbrood attack syndrome. We had a beekeeper in our area who had 80 hives melt down with foulbrood(due to his own severe neglect and infected equipment which I advised him against using after he bought it from another local beekeper with a meltdown). We cleaned up his yard (with his permission) as he would not. The state inspector literally burned the local hobby bee club out of existance in 2000-2001. I have to be vigilant about who I'm near because we have much to loose should we get the bug. Are we an isolated situation? I look at the trachael mite problem, varroa mites and say, wow did they ever spread, then SHB and AHB - did they ever spread. Add to that no contol. I have great concerns about those with less experiance (many on this post) putting out 60 or 100 lbs of green (unknowingly infected) honey (vs a lb in a wet super) for mine and others bees to rob out, given the current atmosphere. I appreciate your thoughts.
As a side note Michael, Jim keeps track of what supers come off what hives!! (I know, don't say it)