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  1. PBS

    PBS New Member

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    This is Phil brown wife we have a quick ? We just got started and we have spotted 2 drones outside the hive for awhile is that normal I just sign him up and I'm sure we'll have more question later Thanks in advanced
     
  2. afterburn001

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    Drones will go in and out all the time. normal.
     

  3. riverrat

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    they will come and go all day long just wont be bringing any groceries in. They will also drift hive to hive
     
  4. Barbarian

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    Welcome to the forum from across the pond. :hi:

    Keep asking the questions and you will get helpful and friendly advice.

    How many hives and how did you get started ?
     
  5. PBS

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    We started with two , 2 days ago 1 swarmed Phil was able to retrieve it and started a third one all seems well just wasn't sure when we saw drones out nearby I thought I read they rearly leave the hive , thanks for the reply we are anxious to see how all 3 do in the next days .
     
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    Glad you made it Phil and wife. These critters are every bit as interesting as the red fox. Tom
     
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    Welcome PBS, I think you will enjoy the forum here.

    kebee
     
  8. Eddy Honey

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    Welcome Phil and Barb? We'll call you Barbara until you tell us your name lol.

    Drones leave and come back everyday...unless they're successful...then they won't bee back...
     
  9. tecumseh

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    just like the queen a drone has to sexually mature for about a week before it can reproduce and contribute it's own genetic material to the gene pool. drones after hatch pretty much stay in the hive eating and eating and eating to gain body mass and strength to get them ready for the short and very punctuated task of inseminating a new queen. once you see them outside the hive flying then this really equates to them being fully sexually mature.