Bees - Drones kicked out! | Home & Garden
It's late fall and therefore time for the drones to leave the hive. They have lived out their sole purpose which is to mate with the queen and so the worker bees are kicking them out of the hive. It seems cruel but it is the way of things when it comes to bee culture. It is part of their life cycle. I noticed several dead drones and one that was still alive so I brought a few inside to look at. Drones are easy to spot because they are larger than worker bees and have large eyes.