Re: My experiment with foundationless
No, all hives want drone comb. Yours will build more once they are not feeling the urgency to produce workers.
Originally Posted by rhaldridge
A survey done once on wild hives found 19% drone comb on average. For me, I've found small hives will build less or none, and the bigger they are, the higher % of drone comb they can afford, a big strong hive may build well over 20% drone comb. (assuming natural comb).
44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).