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Drone populations related to swarming?

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I was just wondering does anyone know if there is a relationship between the number of drones in a hive to the propensity of that particular hive to swarm? My thinking is that if drones are present to the hive's level of contentment, that they've succeeded in reproducing on the cheap and keep cruising along. Having said that, someone could easily convince me that a hive with abundant drones will swarm more easily since there is a better chance of mating. Is there a relationship or is this line of thinking a waste of time?
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