Re-installing Drone Brood Frames

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  1. litefoot

    litefoot New Member

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    I've got 4-5 frames of drone brood in various stages of development. I removed and froze these after dealing with the laying worker(s) in the colony. They've now thawed and it's a nasty goopy mess. Do I cull these frames or do I give the bees a chance to clean it up. I hate putting this back in any of my hives. Should I have placed the comb back in before it thawed? Comb2.JPG Comb1.JPG Also, can anyone tell me why my Enter/Return key doesn't work anymore?
     
  2. efmesch

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    ‚ÄčThat's a human evaluation. The bees look at it differently---it's a delicious opportunity to recycle hard earned protein into new bees.
     

  3. riverbee

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  4. litefoot

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    OK, I'll return some of those frames. And thanks riverbee for the tip.:yahoo:
    My
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    I typed Alt-F5 as per Charles' instructions!
     
  5. riverbee

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    litefoot
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  6. PerryBee

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    Question.
    I have a few frames that are like this as a result of a couple hives that developed drone laying queens.
    If these frames with sporadic drone capped cells are placed in a healthy colony, will the workers remove the dead pupae and return the cells to worker size or will they be forever drone cells?
    Hmmmmmmm?
     
  7. Mosti

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    I think that I do have a drone laying queen too. I have seen quite a few more drones than normal at the hive entrance. Should I cull the queen and let them raise their own...finding a queen is quite difficult over here.
     
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    Don't act on a hunch. Confirm first. Many drones could mean the queen has been superceded and the drones are waiting for the virgin to fly. You could be killing your new queen.
     
  9. efmesch

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    Forget about finding the queen---look at your frames of brood. If you have only drones, than your assumption is correct. But if you've got worker brood, the increase in drones could simply be a seasonal appearance.