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Russ 

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Hi There

I shook swarmed my hive three weeks ago, and the bees have done well building up all but one frame of foundation, the queen is laying well, but in my last inspection I noticed a large amount of drone cells and brood, I would say possible over a quarter of brood was drone. It has been suggested to me that I may have a drone laying queen, although the queen was new last year!
My question is, is this amount of drone within the realms of normal, and also how do you know if your queen is drone laying when its the workers who make the cells which determine the type of eggs she is going to lay in them?

Thanks Russ
 

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No chance you have introduced some drone foundation?

Queens can run out of semen at any time depending on how well they mate.

PH
 

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No its not drone foundation, and a couple of frames are covered with normal worker brood!
 

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