B r e a k f a s t W i t h T h e B e e s

A sharing on the Birth, and Life

of a Honey Bee Colony at Grass Lake Sanctuary, grasslakesanctuary.org

Manchester, Michigan

Monday, November 14, 2011

Clear examples of drones being escorted out of the hive

At one point I had the idea of perhaps gathering all of the wayward Drones and taking them home, providing them a little house with some comb, and feeding them myself.  Apparently they cannot feed themselves and rely on the workers to do so - this is why in part they are kicked out since they require a lot of care, not to mention food, and they are not needed during the winter months - the queen can just lay more drone eggs come spring time.
Anyway it could be fun - having a bunch of boys in the house!  And they don't sting either.  I may still try this sometime, although I don't know how it might upset the balance of things for the colony - but I suppose Id just be seeing them through the rest of their short lifespans, and would not necessarily be releasing them back to the colony.

Here, she tosses him out, but then a few seconds later you'll see a drone (the same one?) entering the hive!

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