Re: IBDS syndrome [ snot brood]
And this was in the drone brood, right? Sacbrood usually doesn't effect drone brood, in my experience. So we can rule that out.
I think you inadvertantly found the cure. Replace the queen.
Roland, really? Spread the problem amongst all the hives you can? If it's infectious, that's a bad idea. Don't ya think?
Dean, what would cause open brood to be melted against the cell? I have never seen that, have you? By "melted" do you mean like EFB?
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