Newbie, so please be kind!
I have had a bit of chalkbrood in my hive, probably due to a fairly small nuc that I started with, and some really wet and damp weather in November. I also probably inspected the hive too often.
It seemed to die down a bit as my hive has grown, but there is still mummies on the mesh floor and getting through to the corflute. Recently it has picked up again and I’m seeing probably two dozen a day. In response, I have moved my hive to get a bit more sun and removed the corflute to allow a bit more air.
My main question is, how long ago did those larvae die? If they got infected on day 1, what would be the usual range for when the workers would clear out the mummy? Does it take a few days, a few weeks, or more?
Another way of asking it, if the problem gets solved, how long would it be before I stopped seeing new mummies on the bottom board?