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  1. #1
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    Default Best bee colour of your choice?

    The best coloured bees according to me is Egyptian honey bees- bright orange bands with one or two silvery black end bands. great look

    The second one for me is the Cordovan italians- great look with the yellow colour.

    The third one is Carniolans-Great look with the black and white bands(white bands due to the hair.

    Which bees do you think is the best with colour? please post your replies

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    I really don't know how to answer that. I have so many mutts and love them all regardless of color! I will say that an Italian golden queen is a beautiful sight, but then so are the russians, carni's etc.

    I also like those big fat green bumble bees that sound like a 747 when they fly bye!

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    I never did get an answer as to what kind of Bee is this:

    http://www.memorialspark.com/Bee/queenBox1.jpg

    not a good pic but maby someone can tell me what kind it is:} I do like the way she works and the ease of finding her in a crowd:}
    "Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil - it has no point."

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    I like Cordovans and Carniolans.
    Banjos and bees... how sweet it is!

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    Italian Cordovans, though not Caucasian or Carniolan Cordovans. To me, that golden yellow is just superb.
    Last edited by Joseph Clemens; 08-01-2008 at 07:57 PM.
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    I almost think that every honey bee has distinct markings that distinguish it from any other bee; much like,...........snowflakes. This is from observation and looking at photos of my honey bees. If I could take a photo of 100 bees from one of my hives, I'll bet I would see,...75 variations in,...color, banding, length of body, etc,. This may depend on the 'age' of the individual bee, of course.

    If you look at the myriad of insects and the VERY fine details that distinguish a species [in keying them out] it's amazing.

    What do 'Egyptian honey bees' look like?

    From an article in the June, 2008 American Bee Journal: "In our selection for queen reproduction, [survival] COLOR or uniformity receives no consideration".

    J-Bees: Your photo is,..EXTREMELY! out of focus and,..fuzzy! Is it a,..'radioactive',......bee??
    Last edited by Oldbee; 08-02-2008 at 06:45 AM.

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    The darker the better. I like black honeybees, don't know why, just do.
    "I reject your reality, and substitute my own." Adam Savage

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    J-Bees: Your photo is,..EXTREMELY! out of focus and,..#%f%uzz*y**!!


    Yes it is sorry but it is the best I can do right now:{:{
    "Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil - it has no point."

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