I believe this topic has come up before, but now that spring is here and brood nest buildup is in full swing, I thought I'd survey the group again.
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In a top bar hive that hasn't artifically been provided whole sheets of worker-sized cell foundation (i.e., the bees have been allowed to draw out the comb "naturally"), what percentage of cells would you estimate are drone cells?
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I realize there may be a lot of "variables" that influence this, but probably none as much as the bees having drawn out the comb, themselves (with the possible exception of a old, failing queen).
But the main thrust of the question is, do you see a difference between a TBH and a Langstroth-style hive as far as the percentage of drones in the colony?