So I treated a overwintered nuc so well this spring they swarmed on me on or about the 30/31 of May. In my inexperience I failed to time the removal of queen and her daughters in time so they left me. I did a 5 way split on the 31st of may with what looked like nearly capped cells, could of had capped that I had not seen. So tonight I saw this bee just out side of one of the splits sitting there.
I videoed her walking into the hive she was well received and no aggression towards her was shown.
Would this be a virgin or newly mated queen?
A young queen from a different location?
Not a queen?
her wings look a bit tattered.
She is distinctively colored different then the rest of the bees from this colony.
There was bees of this color trying to rob this hive location earlier this year when I had added a frame of honey in the spring.