I'm thinking about replacing a queen I recieved in a nuc in april. I had not noticed (it took my twelve year old son to point it out to me today)she's marked. I had not noticed it because she is black and the mark is blue. Kind of embarassing be I had not noticed. My questions:
-I understand they use a different color each year. Is this correct and is this years color blue?
-also an experienced bee-keeper that I am mentoring under said black queens he has dealt with seem to have more aggressive offspring. What race would black most likely bee? Any comments on agressiveness? They do seem to be fairly aggressive. The colony has had a slow start compared to my other that was purchased and recived at the same time.
My first year. Thanks for any advice.