Yellow patches on backs of some bees

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by BeeHunter, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. BeeHunter

    BeeHunter New Member

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    I saw some yellow patches on the back of some of the girls inside the hive yesterday. It looked like they had been "marked" or painted not like pollen granules that settled on their back. I thought I read something a while back on this but cant remember what folks thought it might bee.
    Up here in Alaska I am still on my 1st supers and the rain season is nearing soon. it took forever to get them to cap it this cool season. Lots to learn up here in the frozen chosen!.
    Any ideas on the yellow patches?????
     
  2. brooksbeefarm

    brooksbeefarm New Member

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    Hey beehunter, i don't know about the yellow patches, but the rain season comment got my attention :eek: . How do you go about getting a rain season :confused: Jack :mrgreen:
     

  3. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    what are your bees working in Alaska? sounds like it could be pollen on a fairly young force of field bees (ie the younger the bees the more hair they have). sometimes they can look pretty much like they have been dipped in pollen.