First Drones

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by rast, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. rast

    rast New Member

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    I saw my first flying drones of the year yesterday, actually I heard them first and started looking. Guard bees let them go right back in, I consider that a good thing. 3 different hives. If only 1 hive, I would have worried about a drone layer or laying worker.
    Bad was I lost a hive to robbing, a single that my best guess is somehow the 70-80 mph winds we had week before last took the entrance reducer off of. It was laying in front of the hive and was on there when I fed them before the storm.
     
  2. larry tate

    larry tate New Member

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    Good deal. Anyone have fresh drones in Ga?
     

  3. DCoates

    DCoates New Member

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    Show off... Actually I'm just jealous. :mrgreen: We're actually supposed to get above freezing and even into the 60's within a few days.
     
  4. sqkcrk

    sqkcrk New Member

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    Time for rast to start raising queens. I bet Miksa has already started.
     
  5. brooksbeefarm

    brooksbeefarm New Member

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    This winter seem's so long with all the snow and freezing temps., that i don't know if i'll remember what a drone looks like. :confused: Jack
     
  6. rast

    rast New Member

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    that i don't know if i'll remember what a drone looks like. :confused: Jack

    They are big and noisy. If in doubt, put one in your mouth and you'll find out.

    I bet Miksa has already started.

    Yep, sure has.
     
  7. rast

    rast New Member

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    Jack, heres what drone burr comb looks like. I had to cut this out today :cry: .

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  8. brooksbeefarm

    brooksbeefarm New Member

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    rast, thanks, it's all coming back to me now. :mrgreen: The girls were flying today. It won't be long now. :thumbsup: Jack
     
  9. tecumseh

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    I have started seeing a small number of new drones here. I don't know if they are flying yet?
     
  10. Mama Beek

    Mama Beek New Member

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    Me and Baby Beek just looked in our hives this afternoon and didn't see any signs of drones yet.... not that we expected to either. The maple buds look about ready to open, so I'll be seeing drones in a few more weeks.