What kind of bee is this?

Discussion in 'Beekeeping Biology' started by Jeff, May 14, 2016.

  1. Jeff

    Jeff New Member

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    Hey everyone! I have been loving reading these posts and finally have a question I need to post. I snapped a picture of my queen the other day after doing a 1-week check after installing a nuc hive in my lang. I would still call myself a beginner, and i noticed this other ling slender bee with a queen-type body. Can you guys help me identify if i have a second/young queen or if this is something I just don't recognize? ImageUploadedByBeekeeping Forum1463272377.945618.jpg

    Notice her wings are only about half the length of her body...
     
  2. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That may well be an unmated queen