Re: Drone cells in the Treatment Free world
I am not TF but here is a general take on drones. A couple dozen drone cells on your top bar frames is fine. In fact, almost all your brood frames will have a patch. An entire comb made of nothing but drone cells is a little more disconcerting, but still perfectly normal in the Springtime and should be considered a sign of a healthy hive. Of course, healthy hives tend to swarm, so excessive drone comb is a good indicator of potential.
Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.