Drones Getting the Boot

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Jacobs
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Drones Getting the Boot

Post by Jacobs » Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:14 am

I am seeing drones getting a frosty reception in some of my hives this morning. We and the bees are well into our winter preparations.

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Re: Drones Getting the Boot

Post by Jacobs » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:05 am

I am seeing more dead drones in front of hives than usual here at the house. I hope this is not a predictor of a harsh winter ahead.

Wally
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Re: Drones Getting the Boot

Post by Wally » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:40 am

I went through two hives with a couple yesterday and never saw a drone nor drone cell. They had already cleaned house.

WannaBee1
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Re: Drones Getting the Boot

Post by WannaBee1 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:53 pm

I found 'spoons' in my persimmon seeds last week...so they seem to concur with the drone-based prediction of a severe winter. :shock:

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