Strange Bees in Hive
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  1. #1
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    Default Strange Bees in Hive

    I noticed some strange bees going in and out of one of my hives. Attached is a picture. They are quite a bit larger and darker than the other honey bees in the hive. Can anyone tell me what type of bees these are and what, if anything, I should do about them? This is a new hive started from a package in April. The hive has expanded fairly rapidly and has filled two deep boxes.

    Thanks for any help you can give me.
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    Default Re: Strange Bees in Hive

    The picture is pretty fuzzy but they look like drones to me.

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    Default Re: Strange Bees in Hive

    big eyes + square butts = drones
    journaling the growth of a (mite) treatment free apiary started in 2010. 20+/- hives

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