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An-Nahl
May 25th 2009, 08:49 PM
As I was noticing the difference in colors between a couple of Honey Bees on this shrub in our yard...


Any guess’s where these Girls may be from?

http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu329/An-Nahl/HoentbeeDark.jpg


http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu329/An-Nahl/HoentbeeLight.jpg

Iddee
May 25th 2009, 08:55 PM
Seeing as how a queen mates with 15 to 20 drones, her offspring can be a myriad of colors. They may easily be from the same hive.

An-Nahl
May 25th 2009, 09:09 PM
True... I have noticed on more than one occasion the difference in colors from one hive.

What I am looking for is where you think they could have originated from...

BjornBee
May 26th 2009, 05:48 AM
The first picture is probably caucasian or carni. The gray is lighter than my carni's, and look much more like caucasian.

The second picture could be a darker line italian or even a lighter russian strain. Certainly a hybrid of sorts.

Nice pics.

dogsoldier13
Jun 15th 2009, 12:28 PM
those look like regular bees to me