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Midnight Honey Bee

Apis mellifera: Hybrid
The Midnight hybrid is a combination of both the Caucasian and Carniolan races.
Pros and Cons of the Midnight honey bee Pros Cons
  • Very gentle

  • Daughter queens will not resemble their mother
 

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i have seen that york bee co. in ga. are salen the midnights and the starlines line just wanted if anyone had them in a hive.
 

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They were my first bees, i ordered four, three pound packages of them from Sears in 1965. They were a little bigger than the bees we have now and very gentle,and good honey producers. I had one queen that layed good for 5 years before they replaced her. Mine superseded with those little black german bees along the Big Sac river and became the meanest bees i've ever had. I understand they no longer exist. Jack
 

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When they started the Midnights, they were a hybrid from several lines of Caucasians. Later they couldn't maintain all the lines so it became aa hybrid of Caucasians and Carniolans. The lines are no longer perpetuated and no one is doing a hybrid cross of similar lines. York was the last to sell them, that I know of. Dadant was selling them back in the 70's when I started.
 
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