Drone Mating Behaviour

An interesting article in “the Australian Beekeeper” concerning drone behaviour.

Excerpt .. “Today we know that mature honeybee drones engage in mating flights, when they gather by the thousands in specific “drone congregation areas” (DCAs) that virgin queens visit to get mated. DCAs are formed irrespective of the presence of a queen, at selected sites delimited by conspicuous geographic landmarks, such as forest openings or valleys. Moreover, they are stable through time, with some locations known to have served as DCA for decades”

What do we know about drones