I was looking into one of my hives yesterday and on the front entrance were lots of drones being thrown out. Several workers were dragging them from the entrance. Looked inside and most of the drones were in the top super walking around--almost none in the lowere supers or brood chambers! I thought the same thing--"it seems early" but maybe this is a sign of early winter/fall... DH father always said "Mother Nature is the very best weather man--watch, study and learn the signs'! Maybe it's true!
Anyone else know what's going on!