Drones being kicked out in NC

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by larry tate, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. larry tate

    larry tate New Member

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    Made a split last week in a 4 frame nuc. Somehow I got the queen in the nuc. Had cooler temps today. Went out and saw around 30 dead drones at the hive entrance. Any ideas? She must be needing more room?
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    After the split, stores are down and temps are falling. Not what it takes for them to welcome drones. They weren't raising queen cells, had low supplies, and the weather was cooling. Time for the guys to go.
     

  3. MAXANT

    MAXANT New Member

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    Did they pay their rent?
     
  4. gingerbee

    gingerbee New Member

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    They just get the old boot out the door, regardless of their contribution.