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I just installed 4 new packages last week. My italians are covering my clover nicely in my front yard. While out looking at them, I noticed another honeybee that I've never seen before. It has a black abdomen, its wings are slimmer, and it has a red patch between its eyes. It is about the same size as my italians but noticeably darker. It has a stinger (I caught one in a jar), and act like any other honeybee. Still, I am concerned as we have never had bees here before last week, and now it appears their are two varieties in my flowers.
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