Bee related information that doesnt fit any where else
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I examined hives today at the house. I saw capped drone brood with purple eyed drones in one of my stronger hives and several drones walking around on comb in another of my stronger hives. I haven't seen or heard any drones flying. If weather stays generally mild the rest of this month, we could be in for an early start to swarm season.
I, too, inspected on Monday and found the first drones emerging. The clusters were in the top of the hives close to the sugar blocks and just under the quilt boards. The brood nests seems to be closer to the sugar this year as I found no brood in the lower box(es). Is anyone else finding that this year? I wonder what the rain forecast for the next 48 hours will affect them. Hopefully winter won't kick in and ruin all the budding tree blossoms!