Drones for food.
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  1. #1
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    Default Drones for food.

    So, I have finally done it - drones for food.
    Just so it happened, had to cut out a chunk of cross-comb with just capped drone larva.
    Not much to loose.

    Crashed the comb.
    Mixed with fresh honey - tried about 25-30% of extract in the honey mix.
    Totally agreeable; just honey by taste; clouded some; more runny (obviously).
    Kids did not mind.
    Keep in a fridge (freeze long term).
    Good stuff (nutrition info is on Google).

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    Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.

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    Default Re: Drones for food.

    I realize it's probably nutritious and resourceful and good for what ails you.
    But.... Eewww!

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    Default Re: Drones for food.

    A group in Vermont is making drone brood pate. Seriously. They are.

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    Default Re: Drones for food.

    Quote Originally Posted by Greeny View Post
    I realize it's probably nutritious and resourceful and good for what ails you.
    But.... Eewww!
    Nothing ails me.
    This is just an excellent supplement and you can not buy anywhere.
    Does not exist for sale in N. America (is available in E. Europe).
    Well, Western beekeepers are tossing away excellent super-food item.
    I am at a loss.

    Well, here - fried pig or calf blood is excellent (with onion and salt/paper).
    Has to be freshly collected and cooked right away.
    I also highly recommend it.
    So there.
    Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.

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    Default Re: Drones for food.

    One other detail I will toss in - mature guys should be especially interested in this product.
    You consume some amount of male hormones.
    Adds strength in a certain, important area.
    Seriously.
    Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.

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    Default Re: Drones for food.

    Whatever floats your boat but I gotta say that's odd!
    Beekeeping 6 Years - 12 production hives and about 12 nucs - Treatment OAV Only

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    Default Re: Drones for food.

    Nothing ails me.
    agree to disagree
    I gotta say that's odd
    vs rocky mt oysters, dancing squid, Balut, escargot?
    or eggs?
    how the heck did we get there ? "look!, that just popped out of a birds butt, I am going to eat that!"
    protein is protein, the rest is made up rules in our heads come on fried embryo is a standard breakfast for many !
    my wife did enjoy the grafting season and the amount of royal jelly(and I guess larva) I consumed from rolled grafts
    so ya,,, I guess I could fish out some drone larvae and down it but for some reason smashed larvae and guts in honey.... yuck lol, and I have cut my own "oysters"
    even as a survival instructor a few decades ago insect larval = gag... incect eggs=down he hatch
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    Default Re: Drones for food.

    Mind you - all those drone larva eat is honey and pollen AND they don't even poop yet.
    Once pressed and mixed with raw honey - totally fine.
    Mind you, the raw honey is full of bee spit and whatever else, anyway.

    Let me tell you more - if/when in Mexico, buy those roasted crickets.
    Crunchy and delicious.

    I do agree in one thing - I would not eat squirmy worms and larva whole, or scorpions as-is (fried or live).
    A bit disagreeable visually (at least for now).

    Anyway, this is one reason I do my own bees now days.
    I can eat whatever the heck I want and not worry a bit - all chem-free.

    Those who eat hot dogs without thinking much - keep eating (this is what the truly nasty stuff is, just saying).
    Think for a minute how they made and what is in them and look up a video or two.
    Now, that is eww..
    Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.

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    I'll have to try it.my chickens love them without honey. I like to pick queen cells and eat them. Very unique taste, I think its the Royal jelly.

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    Default Re: Drones for food.

    Some guys from the Moscow forum prefer a roasted drone. You can see in the photo how it looks. They say good against cholesterol. Take a honeycomb with a large drone larva, shake out with sharp movements to the pan. Fry in butter until crisp for a few minutes. Tasty, like a nut.

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    Default Re: Drones for food.

    I have popped a few just to try it. Newly capped are a lot more palatable than later ones; purple eyed stage is a bit too chewy for me!
    Frank

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    Default Re: Drones for food.

    Last year I simply crushed unwanted drones and mixed them with honey (by eye).
    Kept in fridge (probably was not necessary, but I did not know my drone/honey proportions - 1:10 is recommended)
    Everyone one ate the honey and no one gave it a single strange thought.
    Just honey (visually clouded as if when is starts crystallizing).

    This year I will do this as a no-brainer - will be harvesting drone from undesired/unknown bees.

    PS: ah; i guess i have a pic just above.
    Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.

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    Default Re: Drones for food.

    Quote Originally Posted by crofter View Post
    ... purple eyed stage is a bit too chewy for me!
    ...should be more tasty under the motive of Ochi Chernye ...

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