Re: Looking for suggestions about a queen-right hive with persistent laying worker.
So a hundred of drones...
Originally Posted by JConnolly
What is there to battle?
Certainly, not a high priority as for me.
It has been reported that it is normal to have few laying workers while being queen-right.
So normal, in fact, that every hive has laying workers.
Here is a quote from our local, experienced beekeeper:
I am too lazy to google the original source up for you.
First, every hive has some laying workers. The latest journal article by Colison says some researchers found that 7% of eggs laid in a hive come from workers - but the other bees remove them rapidly, so we don't see them.
Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.