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I am wondering what kind of bee this is? There are several in my home hive. The queen is Italian. Just curious?


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I have been seeing these around my hives for the first time this fall (I'm a new beek). I just found out I have a very high tracheal mite infestation, maybe that leads to more 'naked' bees?

It's late to treat for t. mites, but I'm giving it a shot and hopefully one of my two hives will survive this winter.
 

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I'm not having any robbing that I can tell. They have filled and capped 6 TB (KTBH) in the last 6 weeks which I thought was pretty good (been feeding 2-1). It's a small hive probably more like a nuc.
 
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