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Re: Hi from western Canada (Surrey, near Vancouver)
« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2019, 02:49:08 am »
No pic yet but she?s darker colored.

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Re: Hi from western Canada (Surrey, near Vancouver)
« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2019, 06:24:16 pm »
No pic yet but she?s darker colored.

Italian queens usually have a honey colored abdomen. Carnies usually have a dark abdomen.

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Re: Hi from western Canada (Surrey, near Vancouver)
« Reply #22 on: June 16, 2019, 10:52:11 pm »
Maybe a local bred carni sub then?  I'm starting a new thread in the main forum about my inspection, there will be pics...

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Re: Hi from western Canada (Surrey, near Vancouver)
« Reply #23 on: June 17, 2019, 12:26:58 am »
Maybe a local bred carni sub then?  I'm starting a new thread in the main forum about my inspection, there will be pics...

Okay will check it out

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Re: Hi from western Canada (Surrey, near Vancouver)
« Reply #24 on: June 17, 2019, 05:14:55 pm »
I was under the impression that there was not really a way to tell the race of a feral colony queen. They are genetic mutts. I only have one hive, but the bees vary from darker gray to pale golden yellow, and everything in between. All on one frame of brood. However the queen has an Italian look to her.

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Re: Hi from western Canada (Surrey, near Vancouver)
« Reply #25 on: June 17, 2019, 07:50:16 pm »
Bobil,
Your queen is probably mated with several different types of drones. That makes your hive much more likely to survive compared to queens mated to just one type of drones.
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Re: Hi from western Canada (Surrey, near Vancouver)
« Reply #26 on: June 18, 2019, 11:42:38 pm »
You can see her in my inspection post, 3rd pic, circled in blue:
https://beemaster.com/forum/index.php?topic=52488.0
I hope you're right, Jim, they seem to be doing quite well.  Other than me killing a couple of yellow jackets hovering here and there, they're buzzing right along.