Re: Bee colors with age?
A colony of bees are sisters and half sisters. there may be a dozen or more fathers involved.
Also I have seen it mentioned that as bees age they loose the gold colored hairs on their body and the black shows through more and they appear more black. I have noticed that bees doing certain jobs have a different look than others. It makes me wonder if there are not more variations of the worker bee and that some have jobs others do not. For example guard bees may tend to be blacker slimmer and longer than other workers.
Significant Minority vs Insignificant Majority, 20% of causes produce 80% of the effects.