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Thread: Drone cells

  1. #1
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    Jul 2008
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    Default Drone cells

    June 30th..picked up a large swarm of nwc--checked in on it in a few days and saw a few eggs. Left it alone and checked it yesterday and I found a pattern of 50 50 drone and worker cells. What a mess....I didn't take a real extensive look but found eggs in the bottom of cells. What can I do with this hive...should I break it up and add frames to different hives or should I try to requeen this hive?? As a footnote....caught my 11th swarm yesterday...seems like a busy year for swarms in Washington state....Thank you

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    Apr 2005
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    Clinton, Illinois
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    It may be a new queen getting started. I think they tend to lay more drone in the beginning. I'd leave them alone and check in again in a few weeks. But get more opinions on this one.

  3. #3
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    Kiel WI, USA
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    Give it another week or two!

  4. #4
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    Jul 2006
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    Dolgeville, NY
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    Question ?

    I was out at my hives today doing the checkups and on hive was swarming with drones ?? started to go deep into the hive to check for queen cells but did not see any??? checked for new laying and there is plenty of that ,any thoughts??

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