Here the pollen flow is still on, lots of busy bees and I noticed my 'combined swarms hive' was kicking out a big old drone.
It is a funny hive, big girls from the first swarm that came from a fellow beekeeper's hive and then combined with a feral hive of small bees who brought with them their queen (probably). I had also put in a frame of brood in before the feral swarm so not sure who is laying. So bees are both big and little at this point but finally producing! I was finally able to add a super last weekend but did not pull out the brood frames; could just see plenty of capped brood when peering in...
Last night I watched one of the little feral girls take on a big blackish drone at the entrance and fling is Arse outside! I watched for a while to make sure I was not seeing robbing. Either he came from inside the hive or do they ever come from other hives?
I 'thought' the drones got kicked out in the fall?
Oh wise, experienced beekeepers out there.... is this normal?