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?
Mark Berninghausen "To float, upheld, as salt water would hold you, once you dared." Denise Levertov, poet