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Ive been watching my OBS hive and noticed something I consider odd.
Some bees have a dark, almost black abdomin and some a yellowish.

What is there a difference??
 

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when the queen goes on a mating flight she is mated with up to 12 drones. If a few of them are italian and a few are carniolan the offspring can be mixed.
 

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Thanks everyone. These bees are real calm. I have been feeding them some of their own honey from the comb I extracted sunday. Silly me, I thought(now dont laugh - Im new at this) that the yellow I was seeing was honey inside of their stomachs - like a seethrough abdomin..
 
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