Black Dotted abdomen queens
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  1. #1
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    Default Black Dotted abdomen queens

    Hi, All!


    So recently I've noticed that some queens have the separated black dots on the
    upper abdomen on each body section above. I saw this on solomon parker's queens here before.
    A normal Italian queen to me has a smooth uniform body color without the dots above each body section toward the end.
    My question is is this normal for the Italians queens? Or this is a basic selection/genetics issue?
    I want to know how typical is this type of queens that exist?
    Don't mix foreign bees into a virgin hive. She might get balled 100% of the time! When will you ever learn, huh?

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  3. #2
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    Default Re: Black Dotted abdomen queens

    Something like this?
    If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
    Abraham Maslow

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    Default Re: Black Dotted abdomen queens

    one of mine

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    Default Re: Black Dotted abdomen queens

    great pics. i have a queen that looks like this and the next hive is like a beach blonde. Both from the same line. We often forget that 1/2 of the make-up is from the Drones. And there can be lots of them contributing.

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    Default Re: Black Dotted abdomen queens

    It's nothing, your overthinking, and projecting onto a genetic issue, like blond, black, red hair in humans
    here is a carni from Mr Palmer.


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    Default Re: Black Dotted abdomen queens

    So what is the answer if it is not a genetic issue.
    Maybe after mixing the carnis X Italians this is the result we will get
    from now on. A big fat laying queen.
    Don't mix foreign bees into a virgin hive. She might get balled 100% of the time! When will you ever learn, huh?

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