Beesource Beekeeping Forums banner

1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
281 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I'm a new beekeeper, finished building two hives, frames etc from scratch. Got on a list to capture swarms and it worked. I guess I'm lucky, the bees are very calm and the capped brood area is growing but the swarm was quite small. I didn't feed them much since they have lots of rosemary, apple, purple vetch, lavendar, sage, ... Can anyone tell me what these are? The last photos show the queen.
http://picasaweb.google.com/MichaelJShantz/BeeHive4302010

Mike
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
388 Posts
They are honey bees.

Ok, not the answer you wanted, I'm sure, If they were picked up as swarms there really isn't a way to tell if they are "feral" "italian" "russian" "nw carnolian" "caucasian".
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
281 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Thanks. There are two feral hives within half a mile of our place that have bees that are much darker than these, but this swarm came from elsewhere. Anyway, good to know I have honeybees. :)
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Top