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    Default Drone Brood?

    I'm new and learning. Does my brood look healthy? I thought I might have egg-laying workers in the hive, but have been re-assured my brood looks okay, normal. Here is a link to several images:

    http://flic.kr/s/aHsjvYmv7q

    Now I am wondering if drone cells are these massively larger types in the lower part of this image?


    IMG_0027 by barkandbloom.com, on Flickr

    Thanks for any thoughts!

    ps. How do I clean propolis residue from my camera? :-)

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    Default Re: Drone Brood?

    Now I am wondering if drone cells are these massively larger types in the lower part of this image?
    YES

    Propolis can be cleaned with mineral spirits,rubbing alcohol should work also

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    Default Re: Drone Brood?

    Yes they look like Drone cells

    Drone cells will have a dome/bubble top, the worker cells will be flat across the top.

    PCM

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    Default Re: Drone Brood?

    I will add that the presence of drone brood is good, since it means the hive feels they have the resources to make non-foraging bees!

    I put some foundationless frames near the wall of my hive (second frame in) and the bees happily filled it with drone comb. The rest is mostly worker sized, and they will make drones when they want them and fill the cells with honey otherwise. Prevents drone brood "clusters" in the main brood area, which make getting the frames out more difficult.

    Peter

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    Default Re: Drone Brood?

    apeterka; next time you see a post asking what eggs look like please post your picture Img_0002. Thanx!

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    Default Re: Drone Brood?

    Finger nail polish remover will get propolis off also.

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