Re: Bad Day
Jim, normally I would be the first to discount the poisoning idea, but Holy Crap! It looks like someone emptied a can of Raid on the hive. Chances are any capped honey is still ok, but I would give the all fresh syrup and pollen patty just in case. Were you able to salvage at least some of the brood? This is one of those rare situations where a heat source would be a good idea to try and save any brood that was close to emerging. I would also have put them in a different box so there was no chance of any residue contamination, assuming that poisoning was the cause.
Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.