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Gware
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« on: March 28, 2009, 06:44:29 PM »

Does bee color mean anything? I bought a hive and the guy told me that they were a mix between Italian and German Black Bee that he has had this mix for years. Some bees are totally black almost. What is everyones take on this. I would like to say they seem to do very well the hives I got are very strong. i did buy another hive but these bees I bought that were the mix (so he calls them) grew circles above the other bees as some has reported that bought some from him also.
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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2009, 07:11:57 PM »

Sounds like feral bees with the occasional mutt thrown in for good measure. A lot of mine are like that. To me its just a sign of a feral colony.


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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2009, 07:57:53 PM »

Sure wish I could tell the difference between a carni, a dark russian, and these dang German black bees that seem to keep popping up everytime someone has something to sell..... pink elephant  I suppose next I'll be seeing pink elephants and.... flying pig  I see dark bees all the time. I know many beekeepers who have black bees. But put them black bees in a tree or allow someone to catch a swarm of them, and PRESTO!...we have German black bees.
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2009, 08:04:29 PM »

well if you see any of those pink elephants get a picture for us!!
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