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Do Drones Swarm?
« on: May 29, 2013, 04:46:12 PM »
Just wondering if drones leave with a swarm, or do they stay in the hive with the remaining workers?

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Re: Do Drones Swarm?
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2013, 05:30:39 PM »
drones will go with swarms.  probably not all, but some.  i had an observation and i don't know if it's supported by what others have seen, but it seems to me that drone heavy swarms more often have virgin queens.  that would make them secondary, or after-swarms. 

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Re: Do Drones Swarm?
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2013, 07:11:05 PM »
Thanks KathyP.   I think you are correct.  I just got back from a call where a swarm entered a brick home today.  The population does not appear to be that large.  However there were plenty of drones.....

 

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