Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Roseville, CA

    Default Drone Comb This Late in the Season?

    Upon inspection I noticed some capped drone brood on a few frames of a two deep hive (I have a honey super on as well). My queen is new and healthy, as she is still laying quite a bit late in the summer and the brood patterns are perfect. I did see her during this same inspection and saw quite a few fresh eggs/brood.

    Has any one experienced drone comb/brood this late in the season and what does this mean?

    It is worth noting that I live in Northern CA

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Evansville, IN

    Default Re: Drone Comb This Late in the Season?

    Fall supersedure season, as a result of a fall flow. Pretty typical around here, I think, certainly my brother and I see a crop of drones this time of year after none since June.


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Yuba County, California, USA

    Default Re: Drone Comb This Late in the Season?

    On strong hives, I see drones here into late October. Depends on the year (flows and weather) and on the strength and health of the hive.


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts