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Offline mick

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can you identify this bee?
« on: November 24, 2006, 04:21:31 AM »
I like this pic. Its one of mine but Ive never asked what sort of bees I have. I presume Italian?

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Re: can you identify this bee?
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2006, 10:27:16 AM »
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I don't know an awful lot about bee types.  I think that it is not an Italian (input anyone?).  I think that Italian bees have three yellow bands that are very noticeable.  They are a very light coloured bee.  This may be Carniolan (input correction anyone).  Carniolan are very dark, like this one, and very grey, hairy, fuzzy bees, like this one, so that is my guess and I am sticking to it.    I know that up here the common are Italian and Carniolan and they do look very different, I have both and extremely noticeable differences are observed.  Maybe someone can positively identify it for you.  Good luck, I would be very interested.  Beautiful picture, by the way.  What is the bee foraging on?   Great day. Cindi
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Re: can you identify this bee?
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2006, 10:42:16 AM »
although the picture is fabolous, i can't claim it's a Carniolian. well, maybe i can, she's very hary , and that's why it's called Carniolan grey-grey hair.  i'd say 95% it's a Carniolian.

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Re: can you identify this bee?
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2006, 10:49:42 AM »
I still contend it is the grey, hairy Carniolan, that is one of their important features, the grey, dark hairiness, I am about 95% sure too.  Cindi
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Re: can you identify this bee?
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2006, 02:20:53 PM »
Looks Carniolan to me, but it could be a mutt.  :)
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Re: can you identify this bee?
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2006, 04:42:39 PM »
I have no clue about which kind of bee this is, but the picture is fabulous!

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Re: can you identify this bee?
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2006, 05:43:54 PM »
Come on you guys. Anyone can see it is a honeybee.  :roll:
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Re: can you identify this bee?
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2006, 06:42:53 PM »
I vote MUTT!!!!!!!
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Re: can you identify this bee?
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2006, 07:08:05 PM »
Are you saying my bees are Bastard bees??????? oh the shame of it all. What will the neighbours think :shock:

Come to think of it, they seem to be hairier than 12 months ago, I thought it was like down on all the babies. I better have a good look tomorrow.

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Re: can you identify this bee?
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2006, 07:18:06 PM »
took me ages to find an appropriate picture, this is 100% pure Apis mellifera Carnica:

picture taken by: Branko Obranovič

i think your's is to, the picture is confusing, it looks as if the bee has hair EVERYWHERE, not only on the rings, show us more pics
« Last Edit: November 25, 2006, 06:13:46 AM by Mici »

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Re: can you identify this bee?
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2006, 10:34:10 PM »
Mici
Beautiful picture, man can we all take the gorgeous pics, all the pictures I have looked at on this forum are very nicely taken!!!!  So, ya, Carniolan!!!  Good research, good work!!!  What is the bee foraging on?  Pretty flower.  Great day. Cindi
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Re: can you identify this bee?
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2006, 10:38:24 PM »
Further input, I think that is characteristic of Apis carnica, very hairy, all over, head to toe.
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Re: can you identify this bee?
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2006, 06:16:03 AM »
Further input, I think that is characteristic of Apis carnica, very hairy, all over, head to toe.
yes, like we said, hairs make her grey. but still, the rings on her abdomen should be exchanging, black ring, grey ring.... it doesn't look like it on the pic, but it must be, she really can't have a full hair abdomen.

the flower is "Panešplja" (Cotoneasterin), i have never heard of it

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Re: can you identify this bee?
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2007, 07:46:58 PM »
It looks like a successful bee to me
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