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Author Topic: Drone frame schedule for newly installed packages  (Read 898 times)
New Bee
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« on: June 13, 2011, 02:46:55 AM »

What would be the schedule for using the drone frames (empty frame) on newly installed packages?

-when should I start/stop using them?

-Is the number of boards 1 / brood box( at the ends ) ?

Michael Bush
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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2011, 03:40:40 AM »

A newly installed package probably won't build any drone comb.  They are busy getting established and have no significant interest in drones until they are booming and it's that time of year.

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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2011, 05:41:00 PM »

Great question.  Thanks for it and the answer.
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