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Offline Psparr

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Bees with a skunk stripe?
« on: September 03, 2013, 07:19:39 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.

Offline deknow

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Re: Bees with a skunk stripe?
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2013, 07:28:26 PM »
They are foraging on jewelweed.

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Re: Bees with a skunk stripe?
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2013, 08:07:23 PM »
You may be right, but its a perfectly shaped stripe on each bee?

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Re: Bees with a skunk stripe?
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2013, 03:06:26 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: