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OK, newbie beek here. What am I seeing?
I went into hive today and was going through frames. I saw a frame that had some brood cells hanging off the frame. So I thought I would knock them off, in case the hive was making a new queen. When I touched the cells with the tool, the cells popped full of white liquid. It looked wrong. Is this foulbrood? or do bees look like that when they are growing? I didn't see any larvae to speak of in the cells. I put the frame back. Now I'm worried it's infecting the whole hive with something. Hive otherwise looked healthy.
 

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What you saw is completely normal with the developement of brood in the sealed cell. From what you described it is hard for me to say whether the brood hanging off the frame were queen cells, worker, or most likely drone brood that was constructed in burr comb between the frames. Hope this helps you relax!
 

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did it look like this?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/plaztikjezuz/4634590374/
if so it is just brood guts.

more pictures
http://www.flickr.com/photos/plaztikjezuz/4634199628/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/plaztikjezuz/4634197754/in/photostream/

from my understanding, once a hives get AFB it is toast, the whole thing is infected and needs to be burned, bees and all. a tip i got was to dig a hole to catch the melting honey and wax and do the burning away from your yard to prevent robbing a spreading of the spore.

now you can have the brood tested for AFB. i am sure someone else can give you the skinny on that.

did you do a tooth pick test to see it it is ropy?
 
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