Last i heard it is 21st century out there.
Once you get into TFB, you ought be using your clean, non-chem hive environment to gain some really non-trivial products.
Forget the honey, here is the real stuff.
(Btw, bee drones are a regular food item in the Asia. No wonder they live long down East.)
1)Drone Brood Homogenate - this is the real killer. (google the rest yourself):
....the drone brood, due to its unique composition, has tonic effect on human and animal organism
as well as immunomodulatory effect. It enhances metabolic processes, restores the activity of the endocrine glands,
increases resistance to infections, radiation and strenuous exercise. It is used successfully in the treatment of many diseases of broncho-
pulmonary and cardiovascular systems, as well as gastrointestinal tract.
http://www.biolmedonline.com/Articles/V ... genate.pdf
2)Drone Brood for food (google the rest):
http://nordicfoodlab.org/blog/2012/10/b ... ae-granola
3)Fermented pollen (perga) from the combs (google the rest):