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Sjp
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Bee identification

Post by Sjp » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:27 pm

A few funny looking bees in the hive (see photo). Anyone know what they are?
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Dick
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Re: Bee identification

Post by Dick » Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:46 pm

They do look a little different Sjp. Shiner and darker.

But they look to me like normal honey bees, maybe the eggs were fertilized by the sperm of a different drone.

Dermot
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Re: Bee identification

Post by Dermot » Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:17 am

I've had an entire colony like this before. They were very distinctive- I should have paid more attention to there character/performance.

ThadRog
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Re: Bee identification

Post by ThadRog » Sat May 20, 2017 3:01 pm

Dick wrote:
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:46 pm
They do look a little different Sjp. Shiner and darker.

But they look to me like normal honey bees, maybe the eggs were fertilized by the sperm of a different drone.
This makes sense and they do look like they're all the same species.

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