The Magic and Mystery of Drone Congregation Areas – with Stephen Fleming
Fascinated by the idea that there might be specific meeting and mating places for drones and queens, Stephen Fleming started looking for them around his apiaries but found one where he least expected. As he discovered more, a pattern seemed to appear but it didn’t match findings in other parts of the world. What is going on? How can drones who do not live from one year to the next find the same locations year after year? How can queens who so rarely leave their nest find them? He still has more questions than answers but his fascination with drone congregation areas (DCAs) is undimmed and the thrill of discovering new ones undiminished. In his talk he will discuss his methods, some prevailing ideas plus videos and audios of a few DCA discoveries.