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Offline Vicken

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I have a carniolen and italian mixed bees hive I've noticed that black bees come from forage with big belly and italians come with pollen in dominant percentages for both

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Offline texanbelchers

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I can't say; I haven't noticed a specific trend.  My mutts bring in whatever they need and can get.

Is there a reason you keep posting in a 2010 forum?

Offline Vicken

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I have both kind of hives Carniolens and italians italians like to gather lot of pollen while carniolen rather prefer honey,  sorry about the posting in the 2010 forum I couldn't find the 2017 I'm on a cellphone
I even have mixed bee hives, the black bees gather honey while the yellow gather pollen

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Offline Michael Bush

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Italians tend to be "brood rearing fools" and that requires a lot of pollen.
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Offline Vicken

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Thanks for that information

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Offline tjc1

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Read the article in this thread for interesting information that ties into this question:

http://www.beemaster.com/forum/index.php?topic=49408.0