Didn't I see another Thread about this just recently?
I had a visit from my Apiary Inspector today. One of the questions he asked me was whether I had noticed drones being kicked out of the hives, dead drones in the grass in front of the hives, or a lack of drones in the hives? I had not noticed that.
When we arrived at the first yard to be inspected there was a cover I had left in front of a hive to keep the grass down. It had maybe a dozen dead drones on it.
What's going on? Have any of you other commercial beekeepers noticed this? Have any idea what's happening?