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Hello,

I am really curious if the mechanisim of laying drones is genetic one, so the queen decide when to lay eggs before she know the cell size by prepering unfertelized eggs before or something else

By the way, i had a good year with beeginers luck
and yesterday bought 8 new nucs, with a big motivation
and joy :)

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Randi
 

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The workers will build larger cells along the perimeter of the frames or maybe between boxes where they find space. A queen will measure the size of the cell with her front pair of legs and know whether to lay a fertilized (worker) or an unfertilized (drone) egg.
 

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Thanks for your answer Carl,

I know those facts. I'm asking if the queen allready has an unfertilized egg before she measure the size of the cell and just the size of the cell couse her to lay fertilized or unfertilized ?
 

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All of the queen's eggs are unfertilized until she releases the sperm as the egg passes down the duct on it's way to be laid.
 
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