No drones in Observation Hive
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  1. #1
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    Default No drones in Observation Hive

    New observation hive this year. It's a 2x4. We installed the first of May. Haven't seen any drones or even drone brood.

    Is this normal for an Obs. Hive?
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  3. #2
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    Feb 2012
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    Athens, Georgia, USA
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    Default Re: No drones in Observation Hive

    I had a huge population of drones earlier this season but they've dropped off a lot lately. It's a 3x3 and I almost never saw drone brood.

  4. #3
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    Jun 2017
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    "Great Green Way", Queensland, Australia
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    Default Re: No drones in Observation Hive

    Quote Originally Posted by Aroc View Post
    New observation hive this year. It's a 2x4. We installed the first of May. Haven't seen any drones or even drone brood.

    Is this normal for an Obs. Hive?
    It is "normal" for _all_ colonies up until that time the colony decides it has a use for drones. They will come when needed, like *all* men ... some say :-)

    Cheers.

    Bill

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