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Langstroth hives. As many as I can.
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Beehive Insect Pollinator Arthropod Apiary
Beehive Insect Pollinator Arthropod Apiary
This evening landing board is full of slow to non moving drones. For the past few days I have watched drones being dragged out of hive and have seen many dead drones on the ground in front. Colony has a good brood pattern and a bunch of nectar and honey. Pollen is being brought in very consistently but there is little to no bee bread. Do I worry about the drone culling or is it just that mating season is over? Any actions I need to take? Thank you!
 

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I would let them bee (isn't that clever!) . The drones do not add anything to the colony except genetics. It's too late for queens to be mated, so off with them. They had one job and failed.
 

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They get kicked out for the summer, no mating needed then. In the fall they may start making just a few more, nothing like what they do in the spring time though, just incase queens need mating from queen failures or weakness before winter starts.
 
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