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The subject is the question.

I'm just wondering if there is a definitive answer. I've heard they will, reluctantly.

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They will fill it with honey just the same as the regular comb. I suspect (but cannot prove) they do not put pollen in it as readily, from my limited observation.
 

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That's my observation as well bushpilot. Here's a frame from directly over the center of the broodnest.



they leave space for the queen to lay but don't usually pack it will pollen. About 70% of my supers are on drone foundation - it takes less wax to build and I also think it extracts better as there's less 'wall' for the honey to cling to.

But ... they are a pain if the queen sneaks above the excluder and lays up a couple of boxes of them mid-season ;)
 

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Drone comb in a super - will bees store honey in it after the drones all emerge?
I don't normally 'super' hives as a rule, but this year has been exceptional - so I've been putting deeps over brood boxes, into many of which I've needed to insert several undrawn frames.
So - not only will they happily store honey in pre-drawn drone comb, but I now see them drawing-out new drone combs and then storing honey in them.
LJ
 
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