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Offline David LaFerney

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Is this Drone brood?
« on: June 19, 2009, 02:33:56 PM »
I know - I'm like a little kid with the questions.  Is there a for sure way of telling if this is drone brood or not?  It looks bigger and more hexagon shaped than the rest, and of course it has drones hanging out on it.

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Offline Hethen57

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Re: Is this Drone brood?
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2009, 02:47:02 PM »
Looks like worker brood to me.  Drone brood has much more pronounced caps...those ones basically look level with the comb surface...like worker brood.
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Re: Is this Drone brood?
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2009, 02:48:03 PM »
drone brood sticks up and looks like kix cereal.

http://www.masterbeekeeper.org/calendar/popup/drone_brood.htm
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Re: Is this Drone brood?
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2009, 02:51:53 PM »
Worker brood and corn pops for my vote. :-D

I don't even see any drones in the pic.

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Re: Is this Drone brood?
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2009, 03:16:09 PM »
I see what you mean about some of them being more pronounced, especially on the left side, but drone brood is pretty outstanding when you see it. Mine was so puffy that there was no mistaking it :) And Kix cereal or Corn Pops is a great way of describing it!
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Re: Is this Drone brood?
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2009, 05:08:38 PM »
drone brood sticks up and looks like kix cereal.

http://www.masterbeekeeper.org/calendar/popup/drone_brood.htm
That is such a good description! It looks jsut like Kix cereal stuffed into a cell.
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Re: Is this Drone brood?
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2009, 06:24:25 PM »
in my hives i dont see any drones now, they was full earlier of drones

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Re: Is this Drone brood?
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2009, 06:46:17 PM »
Nice pics.  Good description too, now I don't have to ask the same question!

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Re: Is this Drone brood?
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2009, 11:56:49 PM »
drone brood sticks up and looks like kix cereal.

http://www.masterbeekeeper.org/calendar/popup/drone_brood.htm

That's a good description.  Now looking again I think I can only spot a few at the bottom of this picture.



So, I seem to have a little bit of drone brood, but not very much.
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Re: Is this Drone brood?
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2009, 08:03:14 AM »
Man I may never eat those cereals again :-D

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Re: Is this Drone brood?
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2009, 11:15:53 AM »
the Kix description is not mine originally.  don't remember where i saw it.  could have been on here.  i thought it was the best i'd ever heard and have used it ever since. 
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Re: Is this Drone brood?
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2009, 11:24:55 PM »
The caps on drone cells look like a 32 cal bullet.  Envision a 32 cartrige setting upright, then envision that cartrige pushed into the combs on a frame.
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