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