Follow-up to Wax Moths
Surprisingly, the bottom screen was completely clean and no other sign of wax worms. The odor must be coming from either some honey that has begun to ferment or the odor of the pollen currently being brought in.
Another mistake was setting the top feeder aside uncovered, and Kathy diligently scooped out several dozen "swimmers" before we could re-assemble. With all the bees all over the hive bodies, we hoped the queen was not crushed. When I checked this evening, the bees were quietly going about their business, still bringing in plenty of orange pollen.