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Thread: Black bees

  1. #1
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    Default Black bees

    I put out some old comb for the bees to clean up. While I was watching them I noticed a lot of pure black bees mixed in. Not sure where they're from. Some of them still have traces of yellow bands on their abdomens.

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  2. #2
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    Default Re: Black bees

    looks like moma found some strange stuff.

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    Default Re: Black bees

    Id say black!! Wow, thats the blackest Ive seen yet. Boy she looks old too doesn't she. Good photo Barry. G

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    Default Re: Black bees

    Beautiful. I seen a Brit strain of black bees. I think it is called Cornish or Cornwall, but they have a lot of light "fur" between the tergums - way way more furry than the above pictured.

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    Default Re: Black bees

    I got the stock of bee that I have now several years ago from a woman whose husband had passed, I have black bees like that show up often. have no idea where the gene came from but I do know that he had midnight written on top of one of the hives.

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