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rich 

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Hi,
I had a duff queen a little while back, laying as many drone eggs as workers, the colony soon superseded her. I just hope they knew which were the worker eggs :)
My question is do I now need to replace the entire brood comb where the old queen was laying the drone eggs.
Am I going to still get drones in those cell where drone were before, have those cells been made larger so the new queen will still lay drones in them.

Rich
 

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Basically yes. The bees are quite happy to rip worker cells apart to make drones, but not the other way around oddly.

Invest in some foundation. Of the worker persuasion that is....

PH
 

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Thanks PH ....... My main worry was if the new queen starts to lay loads of drones again I wouldn't know if she was a good one, or just using the old drone cells coz they were that size.
Now I know I need to change the frames to get a realistic picture of her laying pattern

Rich
 

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