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Offline van from Arkansas

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Eye candy: Cordovan queen pic.
« on: July 25, 2020, 11:11:05 am »
As a lot of folks know, I am a queen rearing NUT.

This am, in the morning sun, this Cordovan queen was so beautifully colored in direct sunlight so I could not resist.  I had to take pics.  What a beautiful queen.  The pic does not do justice to the queen true color.  I have to resize with greatly reduces resolution.  Also my iPhone XR camera is not overly impressive, just ok.

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I have been around bees a long time, since birth.  I am a hobbyist so my answers often reflect this fact.  I concentrate on genetics, raise my own queens by wet graft, nicot, with natural or II breeding.  I do not sell queens, I will give queens  for free but no shipping.

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Re: Eye candy: Cordovan queen pic.
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2020, 11:11:44 am »
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I have been around bees a long time, since birth.  I am a hobbyist so my answers often reflect this fact.  I concentrate on genetics, raise my own queens by wet graft, nicot, with natural or II breeding.  I do not sell queens, I will give queens  for free but no shipping.

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Re: Eye candy: Cordovan queen pic.
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2020, 11:13:12 am »
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Caught in the act of laying.  Abdomen dropped into cell to lay an egg.
I have been around bees a long time, since birth.  I am a hobbyist so my answers often reflect this fact.  I concentrate on genetics, raise my own queens by wet graft, nicot, with natural or II breeding.  I do not sell queens, I will give queens  for free but no shipping.

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Re: Eye candy: Cordovan queen pic.
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2020, 11:14:17 am »
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I have been around bees a long time, since birth.  I am a hobbyist so my answers often reflect this fact.  I concentrate on genetics, raise my own queens by wet graft, nicot, with natural or II breeding.  I do not sell queens, I will give queens  for free but no shipping.

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Re: Eye candy: Cordovan queen pic.
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2020, 11:31:14 am »
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I tried to adjust for true color in this pic,  however her natural Cordovan color is much more vivid in real sunlight.  Such a beauty, home grown no less.

Yes Sir, yes Lady, I get excited when I see such a beautiful queen.  My work paid in full.  Just an old man I am, with his bees and some very special queens that I enjoy so much.  This particular queen has such gentle bees, impressive calm daughters.

Health to your bees!
Van
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Re: Eye candy: Cordovan queen pic.
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2020, 01:58:43 pm »
She is a beauty VFA - you take such pride in your work

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Re: Eye candy: Cordovan queen pic.
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2020, 02:02:31 pm »
Gorgeous, Van.  Nice work!

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Re: Eye candy: Cordovan queen pic.
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2020, 02:45:11 pm »
Nice!!
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Re: Eye candy: Cordovan queen pic.
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2020, 04:38:38 pm »
Beau-ti-ful! 
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Re: Eye candy: Cordovan queen pic.
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2020, 10:12:31 pm »
She is gorgeous.

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Re: Eye candy: Cordovan queen pic.
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2020, 10:23:37 pm »
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Re: Eye candy: Cordovan queen pic.
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2020, 10:51:31 pm »
Beauty.