Re: Drones this late?
I had a few large hives I still needed to take off the top super. Same as you, I had a warm day and got into a few hives. I was very surprised to see several nice healthy young drones mingling with the rest of the crew. No hive was queenless. Lots of young bees otherwise. It looked more like a summertime hive than early winter. I wish I had taken a photo. It's been freezing for a few weeks at night-50 maybe during the day. Hives are not feeling the pressure of winter yet. My hives are well fed and lightly insulated..maybe just content.
Didn't get the memo about the time change last Sunday
Lauri Miller. VSH Carniolan Hybrids. Glenn & Wild lines.
200+ hives, minimal mite treatments, no antibiotics or meds.