European Foul brood is far easier to cure than American foulbrood;
that said EFB is also more prevalent in hives as compared to American foulbrood.
Easier to cure
Infests worker, drone, and queen larvae
Prevalent in the spring
Stressed colonies due to poor foraging
Being trucked for pollination
Larvae are discolored and die in twisted coiled positions
Dead brood is mostly uncapped
Discolored concave cappings
Sour odor may be present
Dead larvae aren't ropy
Scales are easy to remove
FEEDING sugar and pollen!!!
Requeening with better stock and breaking the brood cycle
Strong nectar flow
Send a sample of brood to Bee disease Diagnosis
bee research Laboratory Bldg. 306 Room 316 Beltsville Agriculture Research Center-East Beltsville, MD 20705
Foulbrood test kit
European Foul Brood will
occasionally be ropey. This symptom is not always present.