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Author Topic: Bees with a skunk stripe?  (Read 374 times)
Psparr
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« on: September 03, 2013, 06:19:39 PM »

Went through my hive the other day and noticed that about 1% of the bees had a white stripe of hair on their thorax.
Just wondered what's going on?
Thanks in advance.
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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2013, 06:28:26 PM »

They are foraging on jewelweed.

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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2013, 07:07:23 PM »

You may be right, but its a perfectly shaped stripe on each bee?
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2013, 02:06:26 PM »

I have a few bees in my hives with yellow stripes on thier backs - pollen?
 Tried to get a pic but is rather out of focus:

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