Drone death - Begging at the door

Discussion in 'Bees' started by BjornBee, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. BjornBee

    BjornBee New Member

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    At first I thought a queen was being balled at the entrance of this mating nuc. But it was weakened drones that were being denied access and were grouped together off to the side. There are many queenless/receptive hives in this yard so why they did not go to another hive makes me wonder.

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  2. Dalantech

    Dalantech New Member

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    I've heard of that behavior but I've never seen it -cool!