NY hasd no inspectors this year and I've found a colony with some pretty unhealthy looking brood. Some uncapped cells, dead, black brood... I did the "ropeiness test", and it was not ropey.
I've sent a sample to Beltsville to test for foul brood, but results may take a while to come back. I'm looking for someone local to help ID the problem
What do I do in the meantime? Avoid going into the beeyard at all? If it is AFB, of course I'll burn the hive, but what about the others? I'm afraid of spreading the disease (whatever it may be) to the healthy hives.
Looks like this is sacbrood. According to this site it can be mistaken for AFB. The more I read, the more I'm certain this is it.
I'm not finding a lot of info on this virus, is it uncommon? Requeening was recommended by more than one source.