I went out today to take the supers off the hives. On one of the hives I noticed a large quality of very dark colored bees. Some were still the regular yellow and black but most of the hive was the dark colored. Did not have a camera but maybe Il get back out and snap some photos of the. I have not requeed my two hives since the tornado, last year or two years ago. Matter of fact I have not requeed them for probably 5 years. Are some Italians dark colored, almost black? Possibility of a Russian queen?