Re: Pictorial Honeybee Identification Guide?
Have seen similar bees to that around here. They were not in my hives when I collected the originals, but have arrived in hives after new queens were produced by crossing with local drones. Hope mine show the similar no Varroa trend.
Originally Posted by enjambres
Seems it would be tough to say you have "X" race of bees if there is any natural queen replacement going on in a hive. Because that queen could mate with a drone from each of the available commercial races and the hive be a mix of everything.
Started 9/13, building slowly, now @ 7 Lang hives + 5 nucs, and treatment style not decided yet