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Offline Luckyparrot

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BLACK BEES.
« on: August 16, 2009, 02:13:30 AM »
 I have a healthy hive with yellow honey bees, but recently I saw lots of black bees at the entrance and it seemed like they were fighting with my yellow bees. Could it be that the queen had mated with a black drone and finally the queen produced his genes? Or some hungry hive is trying to rob this hive?  http://picasaweb.google.com/Luckyparrot2009/Blackbee# 
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Offline G3farms

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Re: BLACK BEES.
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2009, 11:18:24 AM »
That looks more like a hornet from the pic, really hard to tell.

A good close up of the wings showing the pattern would be helpful.

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Offline Michael Bush

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Re: BLACK BEES.
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2009, 11:30:50 AM »
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Offline Luckyparrot

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Re: BLACK BEES.
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2009, 01:08:10 AM »
 G3, I lost my closeup lense, so I'm using the regular lense(17-55mm), and that's as close as it can be. Assuming it a hornet, should I be concern? What are they she doing inside the hive ? I saw lots of them flying in and out of the box.
 Michael, eventhough I'm not sure it's being robbed or not, I reduced the entrance anyway.