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I have bees that were given to me last August. The two hives are doing great. Both are dark bees but not black. Is there a way to know what linage I have for sure? I would add that both are from swarms from different areas of Hampton Roads.
 

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Any bees for more than a season are mutts???
Unless you are constantly sitting on top of your hives all the time, all it takes is one requeening to have mutts. In my albeit limited experience, colonies like to requeen themselves from a packaged or bought queen with one of their own at the first good opportunity. Since you have no control over what the virgin queen mates with (just whatever drones are in the area), odds are she's not going to be finding purebreed drones. Which means anything she lays is going to be hybrids, aka mutts.
 

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If the queen has mated wild then they are mongrels.
I caught a small cast swarm at the end of last year which had classic italian colouring and a lovely blond queen. A few months later I could identify, without looking very hard, at least 4 different colour patterns. There were some almost black, and others that had an almost entirely yellow abdomen with just a black bottom, no banding at all. In my opinion (as well as evolutions) a more diverse genetic pool makes for a more robust colony of bees.
 
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