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Offline van from Arkansas

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Pic: Yellow bees: pure Cordovan Italian honey bees.
« on: June 29, 2020, 03:18:59 pm »
Eye candy for your viewing pleasure.  In the pic are normal colored dark Italian honey bees with the very yellow pure Cordovan honey bees.  The very yellow bees are produced by artificially inseminating Cordovan queen with Cordovan drones resulting in all Cordovan very yellow offspring.

I will be breeding more queens this week.

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Re: Pic: Yellow bees: pure Cordovan Italian honey bees.
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2020, 06:57:26 pm »
I love the deep mohagany stripes on the Cordovans.   I picked up a swarm a few years ago that had some cordovans.  For a recessive trait I was amazed how it permeated a couple of my bee yards.
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Re: Pic: Yellow bees: pure Cordovan Italian honey bees.
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2020, 07:09:40 pm »
They are so beautiful!  Such cute little blondies!  :grin:
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Re: Pic: Yellow bees: pure Cordovan Italian honey bees.
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2020, 10:53:05 am »
Thank you both.  The Cordovans are striking to me and so gentle.  I have 5 Cordovan queens to artificially inseminate Friday.  I do become anxious when time to inseminate, so many ways to go wrong.

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Re: Pic: Yellow bees: pure Cordovan Italian honey bees.
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2020, 11:26:45 am »
Great pic Van.  I haven't seen those Cordovans in my neighborhood so the difference is striking.  Mostly Italian mutts or Carniolan mutts around here.
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Re: Pic: Yellow bees: pure Cordovan Italian honey bees.
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2020, 11:36:06 am »
Love em Mr Van!
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