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  1. markspc1 on October 30, 2020 at 1:29 pm

    Skinny Bee Man so if you present a queen bee with large cells then she will lay drone eggs ?
    Drones are unfertilized eggs is that right ?
    Sorry for so many questions, thank you.

  2. Todd P on October 30, 2020 at 1:29 pm

    Hi Joe. What pound test fishing line do you use on your starter strip frames?

  3. Dennis Anthony on October 30, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    First comment, another great video Joe. Love the bees and queens I got from you this spring. Keep up the good work 👍

  4. private bubba on October 30, 2020 at 1:33 pm

    To me it seems that letting my bees draw what they want produces smaller worker bees that transverse the QE with no problems. Man that’s a fine looking queen.

  5. Thomas Gordon on October 30, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    Always like hearing you mention Small Cells. I only use 4.9 mm foundation. They still draw it big where they need drones. But I really believe it is better for the bees to be on small cell. They hatch out in 20 days instead of 21 days and keep varroa on the run. Here is a world map of proper sizing for location http://resistantbees.com/fotos/klimazonen.jpg

  6. April Koury on October 30, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    Thanks for another great video Joe. The queen’s wings look chewed up. Any idea what happened to her?

  7. phillip hall on October 30, 2020 at 1:37 pm

    I know it’s middle July, if I really pour the feed to them, will they go back to raising drones this season? Thanks for you other answer on the green frames. Phillip

  8. Jaiden Lee on October 30, 2020 at 1:38 pm

    new camera looking good, Joe!

  9. Derek Greenhalgh on October 30, 2020 at 1:40 pm

    On the subject of comb size do you think that bees that are born from a 5.4mm cell will naturally produce a larger cell than bees born from a 4.9mm cell, exactly what is it that makes the bee make a certain size cell when left to its own devices without pre stamped foundation, is it relative to thier size or is it natural instinct. Looking forward to a video on cell size if you decide to do it. thanks for all you share.

  10. dstick1 on October 30, 2020 at 1:48 pm

    That new camera is a treat Joe, Great video, well explained. Damn she was a dark looking lass the queen, but what a layer. She wasn’t from lazy stock LOL

  11. Duane Miller on October 30, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    Bless you

  12. Barb Wellman on October 30, 2020 at 1:52 pm

    When you said to feed in the summer time with drones, is that sugar syrup, pollen or both?

  13. Julie Enslow on October 30, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    That is one gorgeous queen – not to mention her laying pattern and coverage! Awesome.
    Great video, too, thank you Joe.

  14. D. G. on October 30, 2020 at 1:59 pm

    Thanks Joe

  15. mark harris on October 30, 2020 at 2:01 pm

    I totally enjoy your down to earth and practical delivery. There’s no sing song introduction and goofy graphics…which I find obnoxious….just straight to the subject and you’re honest in your presentation. Just a great job Joe. Thanks.

  16. phillip hall on October 30, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    I am glad you posted this Joe . I hope you don’t mind a couple questions. I don’t have enough drone frames so will the green frames be ok? Also being it’s July, if I pour the feed to them now will they start back laying drones this time of year? Thanks again, Phillip Hall

  17. ashley hancoc on October 30, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    Awesome video,I need some robber screens,how can I get some of yours,they look great.

  18. Wolftrax Prints on October 30, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    Waste of time!! The virgin queen flys out to where other drones go out and congregate so that it’s not inbreeding So she won’t have spotty brood patterns who wants an inbred queen for a hive Not me!! 1st time beekeeper here and have all ready done enuff research too no better!! KNOWLEGE IS KING!! Stussy old skool 1992!! It sucks that there is so much misleading information out on the Tube!! P.S Don’t forget to Subscribe!

  19. Shakenbake 68-69 on October 30, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    Great job Joe. Thanks

  20. fj findher on October 30, 2020 at 2:17 pm

    great and informative video
    how many drone do you think it takes to successfully mate a queen

  21. Dug Nantz on October 30, 2020 at 2:18 pm

    Where do you get your drone foundation? Open feeders not hive top this time of year though?

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