Re: Need help classifying this queen honey bee
She appears to be mated so she will be the mother of the bees, so you can judge by them. They are all different colors so she is mixed breed, plus likely mated with several types of drones. Going by the bands of hair on some of the abdomens I would say a strong carniolan influence, and the light color likely Italian. My pick is definitely mongrel, with primarily carniolan and Italian influence, maybe a few other bits who knows. Likely to be a pretty productive hive, but as to breeding from it, the progeny will be a very mixed bag, one queen could be very different to another, her daughters could be anything.
44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).