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Offline Mikey N.C.

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Drones cells?
« on: August 10, 2018, 08:00:36 pm »
Why is my queen laying drones this late in the year?

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Re: Drones cells?
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2018, 09:43:06 pm »
hmmm, boy that's a tough one. Okay... so like.. how many drone cells are there? Like 5? or 25?
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Re: Drones cells?
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2018, 11:02:11 am »
How many drone cells are you seeing, Mikey?  A small patch or large swaths of drone brood?
Last year I had a colony with drones in it in November.  November!  Yup, they were in queen trouble and they died out.

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Re: Drones cells?
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2018, 01:57:42 pm »
This hive has 3 - 10 deeps and a med.super.  Q has moved up to 2nd 10 and is laying 5 frames solid,  both sides (worker brood capped)  bees have filled bottom 10 (8 frames) with. 2/3 pollen, 1/3 nectar. In the 3rd 10 she has 2 frames in the middle 1-about 2/3 capped drone brood, 2 nd about 1/3 capped drone brood. I haven't seen this before especially this late in the year.

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Re: Drones cells?
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2018, 12:08:01 pm »
I wonder if it means your in for a short winter?
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