Just wondered if anyone knew what kind of Bee this is - or whether it actually is a Bee!
There seems to be a lot of its type around suddenly (edge of Chester, UK) and its unusual looking, so intrigued me enough to ask some experts!
Considering that any queen can mate with up to 20 different drones, how can someone say that a queen raised by that queen/hive is the same race? There's huge genetic diversity there.
Also, other than the black European bees, how can people tell the different races apart?
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