I had a weak colony because of perhaps an old queen and a bunch of bees drowned in the top feeder. It was a nuc I bought from reputable local beekeeper. I took a frame of what I suspected was larvae from my healthy hive which is still booming and put it in the bottom box of the weaker colony.
Anyway the weak colony was alive until a few weeks ago when I suspect they couldnt get to the honey on the frames on the other side of the top deep box. I took the frame of larvae out of the bottom deep and It appears gooey like a foulbrood scenario but there's sugar and pollen mixed with it. Could this just be dead larvae? I called the fella that sold me the nuc and he said he doesnt have any foulbrood and the hive I took the frame from seems ok. He said I could bring it to him and show him but I haven't had a chance to yet. None of the other frames or larvae is suspect. I'm a new beekeeper this was my first winter and I want to make sure going into spring I don't have foulbrood but rather just a dead frame of larvae? I'm not sure.
I'm hoping people will tell me I'm ok just not sure.
Thank You, Virginia