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I'm seeing a lot of drones at hive entrance to two hives. Total of five hives. The other three look normal with the worker gals coming and going. Is this normal or should open the hive and see what's going on. This is my second year of BK.
Thanks in advance for your help.
 

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You may be seeing drones outside of a hive with a virgin queen. They do act a little odd when doing that, for food stops they just go in.
 

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Thanks all.
One hive swarmed and the other is making flight plans, I think. One giant swarm captured is a plus, but the honey production looks down in both.
Lots to learn.
Thanks again,
Steve
 

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Two weeks ago I had three virgin queens in my mating castle. The drones were all over it for a week. Still a few dropping by but now that they queens are mated the boys have mostly moved on.
 
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