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House Bee
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« on: August 08, 2012, 06:44:54 PM »

Ive noticed several drones coming and going from the hives - what are they doing other than simply flying around... I assume that the queen has already been bred and that she's inside laying therefore what are the drone doing out flying around?  I assume this is normal activity so....  Just curious.
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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2012, 06:52:35 PM »

Hi dfizer,

The drones you see coming out of a hive are on there way to mate with a new queen from another colony.  That's their job; spreading the genetics of their colony.  They have nothing to do with the queen in their hive. 

Other than that they do nothing.  Look up drones in your bee books.
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