Talon Redding and I were talking about the subject "Drone cell size" and I thought I would run this thru beesource.
When beekeepers started using foundation and then cranked up the cell size for workers did they do the same to the drone cells?
If so, would this have a effect besides getting a bigger bee? (Probably does)(nothing works that easy)
We know varroa mites don't perform as well in smaller cells (thats why they choose drones over worker)
So.....anyone know what the "supposed" cell size naturally be?
Could this help keep mite loads in drone production colonies down?
Could this be a partial reason why drones are shooting blanks? (got the size but and got it where it counts)
Flowering minds want to know.