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Offline tjc1

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Still lots of drones about?
« on: December 22, 2013, 01:13:57 AM »
Last week with cold and snow here, I found a lot of dead bees on the snow fanned out from the hive entrance -was worried but then noted that most of them were drones. i was surprised that there would still be so many drones in the hive at this point. Perhaps the first spell of temps in the teens put the squeeze on them? I don't think that they had come out to cleanse - too cold. Today it was near 60, and I saw what looked like a standard summertime orientation flight, so I'm glad to see the hive looking healthy.

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Re: Still lots of drones about?
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2013, 05:07:50 AM »
Snow drones  X:X

I have them quite a bit in my best hives.

Offline GSF

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Re: Still lots of drones about?
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2013, 06:36:06 AM »
I've seen a couple as well.
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Offline Joe D

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Re: Still lots of drones about?
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2013, 01:18:14 PM »
We haven't had snow but have had several nights in the lower 20's.  Still seeing some here also.  Good luck to you and your bees.




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