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Dead drones at hive entrance?

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I noticed yesterday morning a bunch (10-15) dead drone pupae at the hive entrance. They looked to be almost fully developed. The hive is a very healthy package from this 2010 spring.
Just curious if anyone has seen this and what it might mean?
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It is getting to that time of year when it sucks to be a drone. Your bees are just getting prepared for winter and dont want any freeloaders in the hive. Nothing to worry about.
If only I was able to do the same with the wife and kids.:no:
In my neck of the woods fall means death to drones.
I'm starting to see drone corpses too... it's that time of the year! Boot the lazy devils out. ;)
I got a very nice swarm Saterday. Hope the dromes did their job.
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