Re: mega drones from natural comb
Heather, do not know if the drones themselves are larger, mine have always been huge, but the drone cells drawn on my foundationless frames seem to be larger and much more numerous that when I was using foundation. Not a problem as most are now filled with nectar, as they should be. Very happy with decision to go foundationless and my combs are straighter. Of course, the combs on my Acorn plastic foundation in my supers are perfect.
Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.