View Full Version : Can we Identify these Honey Bees?

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?



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.

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...

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.

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