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  1. #1
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    Sad drones

    One of my hives is about 50% drones. That hive swarmed this spring so I'am assuming this is the new queen. Who determines how many drones, the workers or the queen?

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  3. #2
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    Pleasant Valley, NY
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    Default Re: drones

    With that many drones I would check to make sure there is a queen and not laying workers.

  4. #3
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    Default Re: drones

    A healthy hive will have a population of around 20% drones which can appear to be quite a few if you are foundationless. If you're using foundation then I defer to Tweeter's advice.

  5. #4
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    Default Re: drones

    Could not find a queen so I guess you'r right.

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