I installed my pkgs of Italian bees in two 8 frame hives Saturday. Everything seems to be going o'k. However, I have a question about the size of drones. I "assumed" drones were the large bees coming into the hive -- they appear to be over twice the size of the female workers. They fly up to the hive and go in without any resistance --- so I assume they are the male drones and not some other variety of bee robbing the hive. Their noise is quite a bit louder than the worker bees (due to size?) ... you definitely cannot miss their arrivals. Just wanted someone with more experience to give me peace of mind that I am not missing something. Thanks.