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Offline colbees

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« on: April 29, 2012, 06:36:03 PM »
i was looking at my hive today and i saw bees that were much bigger than my bees and much more black (i have italian bees). does anybody know what these bees may be and should i be concerned?
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Re: bees
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2012, 06:41:26 PM »
Probably drones from local area.As it gets closer to swarm season you will  see them around your hives more.

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Re: bees
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2012, 06:54:27 PM »
If your bees were form a package, the queen may have come from a different stock and now you are seeing her offspring.