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ok I started with a mated Russian queen, that hive
swarmed. then it swarmed again. both new queens
were open mated. then I made some splits with the
first swarm hive, I don't know if it was the old queen
that went with the swarm or not. All 3 splits, were open
mated. so my question is, what kind of bees are the
new queens?
is there even a way to tell?
if it makes a difference I live in Arkansas.
 

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Assuming that your queens mated with non-Russian drones, your queens are less than 25% Russian and 75% or more Italian or Carniolan. If they are dark that means more Carnillan than Italian.
 

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Yeah. I didn't mean anything by it. At the recent HAS conference I heard quite a few people using that term to refer to their own Bees - and not in a detrimental way. I think most of us have gotten way past being too concerned with race over performance.

Maybe "House Blend" would sound more upscale - it works for 50 cent coffee.
 

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Yeah. I didn't mean anything by it. At the recent HAS conference I heard quite a few people using that term to refer to their own Bees - and not in a detrimental way. I think most of us have gotten way past being too concerned with race over performance.

Maybe "House Blend" would sound more upscale - it works for 50 cent coffee.
House Blend! I love it! :thumbsup:
 
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