This podcast episode is all about the male honeybee, also called the drone. For the most part, they have an easy job, but for those that make it to the start of Winter, their easy breezy lifestyle is cut short by their sisters. Is mating their only purpose and why are scientists so sure of this? How are drones used by beekeepers to keep varroa mite levels low and why is there a popping sound when a drone mates? All these topics are addressed in this episode.
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