I have always had a light color for capped brood. This year almost all of the brood is darker and somewhat rusty colored, Forgive me for not being specific but I am color blind. I am seeing good brood patterns for the most part but I have never had this darker color before. I am working with new nucs that I received from Florida and perhaps the genetics of the bees are different. The limited amount of capped honey to date is as expected and lightly covered with white wax. Since most all of the new 13 hives have similar color I can only assume the queen determine the color of cappings.