I've been watching the bees enter and leave the hive and there seems to be several different types. Some are small and solid black, others are black, grey and fuzzy, others are gold with black and gold banded oval on their backs, and some are banded black and gold.
The queens that came with the nucs are suppose to be hybrids of 4 bee types. Russian, Carniolian, Purvis Golden, and Canadian Buckfast. My question is, does a hybrid queen produce several different looking bees depending on what she was bred as?