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  1. #1
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    Dec 2003
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    Today one of our Queen Project members from Louisville, KY, called and mentioned that he saw drones being thrown out by worker bees. I also noticed a bit of this in one of my breeding yards.


    Is anyone else experiencing this? It seems strange now in June.


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  2. #2
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    Jun 2003
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    Lakeland FL
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    yea i noticed that some drones were geting trown out of some hives too wonder why

  3. #3
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    This is usually done over cold spells or when we get closer to fall.

    Strange.

  4. #4
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    Aug 2002
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    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    Do you think there is an "Maximum occupancy" limit. Like you see in a bar. "Maximum occupancy 325 people". Maybe it's "Maximum occupancy 3243 drones". What happens when they get too many drones? Or maybe they were just trouble makers hitting on the workers so the bouncers threw them out.

    Seriously I wonder if the bees get too many drones and just throw them out.

  5. #5
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    May 2003
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    michigan
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    i'm seeing a bunch of it too. typically it happens here in mid to late june after weve been in an on and off dearth thru the month of june. not use to seeing it this early but i say its all an enviromental regulation issue of 25 out of 30 days of rain, cold and wind.

    getting queen cells started in june is always easy but theres always that gamble of what will be out there in the way of drones

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