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I did a shake out and I'm reusing the comb, there were quite a bit of drone cells (reason for shaking) even saw some being born, quite coo! Should I have killed the drones or let the foragers take care of it. I did scrape across the cells if there were alot in one place, Is this OK or should I go back in and kill more? Thanks, Rhonda
 

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Why did you feel a need to kill the drones?
 

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You don't nave to do that. If you're managing laying workers, the shakeout is the real tool. It's not the drones you're trying to wipe out, it's the errant workers who think that they're queens!
 

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I just didn't want to overwhelm them with having to take care a bunch of drones. I feel better about it now. Thanks Rhonda
 

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:no:In my experience killing drones stresses the bees and it turns out counterproductive. Let the bees take care of how many drones they need in the hive.
 
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