Despite splitting weeks ago one of my hives swarmed anyway.
I caught it and have had it in a nuc box for about 2 weeks. There’s a massive queen in there and all looks good. Eggs, larvae and they’re building up the comb nicely.
We recently had some heavy rain and when I looked in there today, it’s obvious some water got in. There’s mould on the bottom of frames and there was even a puddle on the back corner.
There was some early signs of wax moth but the bottom of the nuc had this white stuff all over it. Didn’t actually see any moths or pests of any kind, but I’m scared that this white stuff is some sort of eggs. God I hope not.
Have cleaned it all out and have a new hive for them arriving on Tuesday. Can anyone tell me what this is? In the photo they in the bottom of a plastic tub.