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!
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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