I suspect one of my colonies has AFB. The larvae are dieing and show all of the symptoms that I have been researching. I do see new bees chewing themselves out, so I'm assuming it just happened.
I have another colony right next to it...is it more likely to transfer to them? Also, I'm assuming I just have to get rid of the whole colony...is that correct?
I'm not sure how they got it. I had a hive top feeder and there was mold on the telescoping cover and also the syrup smelled like it was fermenting. Could this be a reason?
Any advice would be great. Thanks.