Pictures of Black bees that stopped by for a free meal

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  1. Baxter

    Baxter New Member

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    I've taken some pictures of black honeybees, that have showed up at my feeders
    Is this only an incidence of melanism, or evidence of black bee colonies. I'm keeping italians, and an italian split with a cordovan queen.

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  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Looks like melanism from age, to me. The loss of hair is what gives it away.
     

  3. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    what Iddee said.