It is exceptional in gentleness, and propilizes little. They are very calm on comb. They have a good percentage of bees with thin bands on the 5th tergite, yet they look kind of different from the common Tunisian like bees that we have here in North Carolina. They seem to have somewhat broad abdomens from the best I can tell, I might be wrong though! I will have to compare to Carniolan bees to make sure these are not just your ordinary Carniolan. The article about the Black bee breeder in Scotland (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pC5NAIHGR_A) had genetically tested almost pure A. m. mellifera that had broader bands that looked similar to Carniolan bees, so I thought these could be of a similar strain to his German black bees.