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That is strange. I checked my hives on Tuesday; there are hatched drones inside, but as of today they are not coming out of the hive.

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"nature finds a way" - Dr Ian Malcolm -jurrassic park. if you stunt their ability to raise drones they will find a way to do it. they know that they need drones so they find a place.
 

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If you are using 'regular' foundation, that is "worker-bee" sized. Bees want to also raise drones, so they may build drone sized 'bridge' comb between boxes to raise drones. If you prefer to discourage that bridge comb, giving them a 'drone' frame with larger cell foundation or a foundationless frame where they can build cells the size they want may help.
 

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There was plenty of "normal" drone brood on the frames this was just crazy and between the boxes
 

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I got alot of that in two strong hives, the top bars of 5-6 frames are totally covered in drones. Next time thru I'll scrap everything clean.
 
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