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Offline sweet bee

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Still kicking out drones?
« on: February 10, 2014, 10:18:11 PM »
My aunt checked her hives today and found a couple hundred dead drones in front of the hives. Why would they be kicking them out so close to Spring?

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Re: Still kicking out drones?
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2014, 10:26:32 PM »
I would check the hive for queen right. I don't think what you are saying is normal. Drone pupa after a cold spell, yes. Adults drones doesn't sound right.
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Re: Still kicking out drones?
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2014, 10:29:36 PM »
My aunt checked her hives today and found a couple hundred dead drones in front of the hives. Why would they be kicking them out so close to Spring?

Angie
If the weather suddenly turns cold, they will kick them out. If they have mites in the cell, a good hygienic hive will pull them.
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