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amandrea
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« on: July 01, 2007, 06:53:49 PM »

I've spent a lot of hours sitting by my hive in Bound Brook, central NJ, watching my girls and so I know they are 100% Italian. (Bound Brook was a destination for Italian immigrants, now attracting lots of Spainish) Looking at the clover and other flowers I can always find another bee, It is the size and appearance of mine but is very dark, I want to call it black or gray black. What could this be?
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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2007, 07:04:43 PM »

Carni most likely..
they came fom the Italy to begin with
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2007, 12:07:31 AM »

Black is likely carni or the old German black bees.  Grey is likely Caucasian.
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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2007, 08:58:49 PM »

Never heard of carni, can't find any info either. Will look for pictures of the caucasian to compare with. Very interesting. Neihbors probabaly think I weird, stand and looking at the grass.
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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2007, 11:44:26 PM »

I have caucasians from Mr Bill Gaffords line and they are very dark, almost black.
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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2007, 12:20:36 AM »

Is there a source for queens that are not  hybridized to the point of no return . cool RDY-B
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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2007, 12:45:58 AM »

HOMAN-McMASTER APIARIES
503 CR 520
Shannon, MS 38868
phone: 662-767-3880 or
662-767-8923
- italian, caucasian

these are mixed some but not too bad...
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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2007, 12:50:01 AM »

thank you bee brother Smiley RDY-B
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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2007, 01:00:53 AM »

I have tony Homan apiaries formerly Homan-mcmasters  . different number is your number to date Tell me about the caucasian bees you have been working would like to hear any difference in the strain available  cool RDY-B
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« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2007, 05:16:15 AM »

Could be something native too like the orchard mason bee or a smaller bumble or even a fly that resembles a bee.  I was checkin my blackberry bushes today and counted 7 different bees.  None of them looked like my honeybees.  Several kinds of bumbles and mason bees.  There were a few that looked Italian but were almost twice the size and dark brown.  Take some pics, that would be a big help.  I'm gunna do the same tomorrow. 

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« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2007, 08:14:05 AM »

Good idea. I have been looking with no success for good photos of different types of bees. I"d like to see a photo catalog I could use to identify everyone working the flowers with my girls.
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« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2007, 09:02:43 AM »

You probably have the right number. It was Tony we got them from. The bees are VERY gentle and were the only hives that made it through winter. I will be getting more soon.
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« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2007, 10:14:00 PM »

>carni

Carni=Carniolan
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« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2007, 10:54:41 PM »

http://www.badassbees.com/bees2/carny.jpg
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