Drone brood in comb honey super?

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  1. brooksbeefarm

    brooksbeefarm New Member

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    I've had this happen several times? The hives are 2 deeps, queen excluder, 2 or 3 honey supers, and a comb honey super. The drone brood will be on the bottom of the comb honey frames on 1 or 2 frames? I'm thinking that the comb honey super is so far away from the brood boxes that the queens pheromone is weak up there and it's the work of a laying worker? Any other ideas? Jack
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    I have read that there will be a small amount of laying workers in all hives. My guess is, you are totally right.
     

  3. DLMKA

    DLMKA New Member

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    Is it a small enough area you can trim that away from your comb honey?
     
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    Trim it off, once there has been brood in the cells the larva when it pupates leaves a cocoon skin when it emerges.
     
  5. brooksbeefarm

    brooksbeefarm New Member

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    Yes it's not much, about one inch by three inches and on the bottom of the frame (just 1 or 2 frames) and i trim it out. I just checked three hives and all three have a super of capped comb honey and three med. supers of honey each:thumbsup:. Will take it off tomorrow. Jack
    PS. hope it don't have drone brood in it.:roll: