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When working in the hives I have been cutting off drone cells that are hanging from the bottom of the frames. It seems wasteful even though they are in the way. Is this right? They are usually full of larvae and the bees get pretty po'd about it. Thanks.
 

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Wow, how are they in the way. With the frames a foundations we use that's the only place they get to build drone comb. They need it. I let them have it. Hives are calmer with drones.

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The bees will just waste resources making more until they finally get the amount of drones they want, which they will get no matter what you do. It's just a matter of the amount of resources it takes to do it when you keep interfering.
 

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they are great for doing spot varroa checks, however.

Especially if they break off already when you lift out the frame...
 
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