I noticed that the cover of June's Bee Culture magazine featured a queen that looked like an Italian worker bee. The editor's note said something about a Tiger Tail...something I have not heard of. I have been raising my own queens for three years now and just this year I have been noticing queens with similar features (distinct stripes instead of golden yellow/brown abdomens).
Has anyone seen this before? Dee, what is your take on this?

They are quite a novelty, however, they are very difficult to find.