- Jul 23, 2009
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Because research has shown time after time that drone culling has little overall impact on the colony’s mite levels. Bees like drones and if you leave them to their own devices they make up to 20% of their new brood drone at certain times of the year.Beginner here, but could you please tell me why? I was told at the teaching apiary I go to that that’s what we should be doing to help keep the mite counts down, on top of the MAQS or any other treatment the teaching apiary elects each year when we are to take out supers off by October. Thanks in advance
Our queens need healthy drones
Drone culling is up there with shook swarming in my opinion
My BKA teaches stuff like that and it’s down to BBKA exam syllabuses.
Not all BBKA stuff is bad but the bad bits really are! They need a kick up the arse!
( My lot won’t try the poly hive I’ve offered free either).