Not Easily Detected At First

It is very difficult to detect the first hundred or two that die in a

stock. But when nine-tenths of the breeding cells hold putrid larvae,

there is but very little trouble in making out a correct diagnosis. The

bees are few and inactive. When passing the hive our olfactories are

saluted with a nauseous effluvia, arising from this corrupting mass.

Now, if we wish, or expect to escape, the most severe penalty, our

neglect must never allow this extent of progression before such a stock

is removed. Therefore, we must watch symptoms--ascertain the presence

of the disease _at the earliest moment possible_.

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