You have just gotten your bees, either in the mail or you have gone and picked them up in person. Now what do you do? Covers from installation in your hive until the end of the first winter and the first blooms of spring.
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I opened my hive earlier today and noticed that in two of my newly drawn out frames (foundationless) of honey there were normal sized cells as well as sections of comb that were significantly larger than the rest. I included a picture that I managed to take. Is this something to worry about? Should I cut it out and let them try drawing it out again? Any explanation for this behavior? Thanks!
- Michael Bush
- Backyard Beekeeper
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Bees have a quota of drone comb that shifts based on how established the colony is. They also have a quota of drone that shifts depending on how established the colony is and how much resources are coming in. If you remove the drone comb, they will make more. If you remove drone brood, they will make more.
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