Need Bees Removed?
International
Beekeeping Forums
April 17, 2014, 06:54:57 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: Beemaster's official FACEBOOK page
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar bee removal Login Register Chat  

Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Black Bees  (Read 576 times)
DeeBee711
New Bee
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 7

Location: South Australia


« on: August 28, 2011, 07:39:04 AM »

When I was checking a hive today I noticed a couple of black bees that were on the landing board kinda sunning themselves. They didn't have any yellow bands and were very docile. The other bees weren't paying any attention to them so I didn't think they are stray bees or a threat. Are they young bees that have just come out of their cell?
Logged
bud1
Field Bee
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 713


Location: macon, Ms.


« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2011, 03:46:00 PM »

no. older bees that done lost their fuzz
Logged

to bee or not to bee
OzBuzz
Queen Bee
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1008

Location: Melbourne, Australia


« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2011, 07:25:57 PM »

What's the general colour of your other bees and what queen do you have? is she pure or a cross? they could also be a throwback to some of the genes of the drones that she mated with...
Logged
DeeBee711
New Bee
*
Offline Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 7

Location: South Australia


« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2011, 11:00:20 AM »

The bees are generally black and yellow. I tried to post some pics to show my bees and one of the black bees but unfortunately, I'm a new user so can't post any image links Sad

The swarm was caught earlier this year and hasn't been requeened.

Thanks bud1, I reckon you're right.
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Beemaster's Beekeeping Ring
Previous | Home | Join | Random | Next
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines | Sitemap Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.759 seconds with 21 queries.

Google visited last this page March 28, 2014, 12:29:36 AM
anything