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Finding alot of dead drones at the entrance in the morning. Looks like they are also pulling out deone brood. Is this normal for this time of year. The box is packed and I will be doing a split very soon. Thanks
 

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This sometimes happens after an inspection since the bees build Drone comb wherever they can. If the caps get damaged the bees will remove the Drones in various stages of development.

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^^^yes^^^
additionally, varroa load can contribute to drone mortality. as can certain mite treatment (particularly MAQS). but you also had temps similar to me early this week, ~32* low for the first time in 4 weeks. they may have just chilled. exercise some process of elimination.
FWIW, this hive does not appear to have a large population.
 

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also had temps similar to me early this week, ~32* low for the first time in 4 weeks. they may have just chilled. exercise some process of elimination.
Photo was taken at 7:00 a.m. on a cool rainy morning so you're not gonna see alot of activity in the photo. Thanks
could have been the lack of flight temps cutting off the pollen flow, you might have a peek at thier rezerves, they can run out in a day or 2 if thier pushing the nest size hard
 
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