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    Default Couple newbie questions for new hive

    I have almost had my 2 warre hives for almost a month now. Both hives were started with packages and seem to be doing ok. I just did my second hive inspection and noticed that in the one hive the inner comb has worker brood in different stages but the outer bars have a significant amount of drone brood with a small portion of worker brood. Is this something to be worried about or is it normal? My other hive has almost no drone brood which is why I'm asking.

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    Running foundationless as I suspect you are 20% drone brood is normal.

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    Ok, good to know. If all the bars in the top box have comb, should I take one of the bars with comb and move it to the bottom box to try and influence them to start building in the bottom box. Thanks for the reply

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amgbee View Post
    Ok, good to know. If all the bars in the top box have comb, should I take one of the bars with comb and move it to the bottom box to try and influence them to start building in the bottom box. Thanks for the reply
    Yes it would work well for you.

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    Drone brood is a sign of healthy thriving colony. Nothing to be worried about.

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    Drones are how a queen spreads her genes around.
    Zone 6B

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    Quote Originally Posted by JConnolly View Post
    Drones are how a queen spreads her genes around.
    "I'm a newbie after 3 days I pulled my
    Top off my hive checking my inter feeder
    It's 4 quart jars but no leaking problem
    But I found about 5 dead bees"

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