Re: Queen looks mated but throwing only drones
I had a drone layer queen from last Fall when she was laying well this Spring. Then suddenly she turn into a
drone layer. That was when I caged her so that I can make more nucs before the hive was full of drones.
From this hive I have 4 colonies now with well mated queens. She is dead now. But she appeared just normal big
and healthy just like what you described. It is time to get a new queen or combine this hive.
Don't mix foreign bees into a virgin hive. She might get balled 100% of the time! When will you ever learn, huh?