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Big Legs' boys

I'm keeping a careful eye on Big Legs' for at least the next 4 weeks as although no imminent signs of swarming, the colony have all they need to do it; a thriving colony that's growing fast, play cups being made which are the workers doing practice runs for making Queen Cells, and drones too which the Queen produces when reproduction is on the colony's mind.  Mind you, there's still space in the hive until they need to leave so I'll check next week and see what's happening.  Here are the drones - the big ones, with massive eyes and bodies!

Marking the Queen BLT

Big Legs is looking good