I noticed that many of my colonies failed to produce drones this year. In the hives that did contain drones, there were only a few in number. Is this a widespread phenomenon with members this year, or is it just my bees? If this is the case, then this may have implications on the efficacy of queens going into next season.
Not my experience here in Follifoot: clouds of drones all summer but thankfully no swarm nor new queens. I've just watched the last of them being ousted this morning!