Pulling supers and checking the deeps, I come across one hive that has two of the outer frames filled (I mean filled) with drone comb. Having not checked in a while, I think " #$%^!@ - drone-layer or laying worker" As I keep inspecting I find frames packed with worker brood, open and capped. Textbook pattern. So why, in mid-Sept, as the temps start dropping, is she laying frames of drones AND workers? I've only been at this about 6 years or so, and only have 10 hives, so I realize there is a lot I have yet to learn, but I've never come across this before (and nobody else has drone cells now) and I cant find much out about this anywhere. Why drones now? Thanks!