Beekeeping forum: I saw a black Honeybee today!

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Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
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keithp2012
Sep 3, 2015 10:19 PM CST
I was amazed at it, wonder how rare it is? I fed it some sugar water to get the photo.
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Name: Margaret
Delta KY
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Mindy03
Sep 4, 2015 7:10 AM CST

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It may be the European or Western honey bee.
This breed is believed to have been brought over by colonists

More information
http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/MISC/BEES
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
Vegetable Grower Garden Photography Hybridizer Spiders! Annuals Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
keithp2012
Sep 4, 2015 9:45 AM CST
Mindy03 said:It may be the European or Western honey bee.
This breed is believed to have been brought over by colonists

More information
]http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/MISC/BEES


Yes it's a European, but finding them in black is rare I've heard. I found out sometimes bees can have white eyes but those don't fly well.
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
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Mindy03
Sep 4, 2015 11:49 AM CST

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We haven't seen many here but my brother sees a lot of them in his neighborhood.
Name: Jim Goodman
Northeast Louisiana
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Jim41
Sep 22, 2015 5:19 AM CST
The black honey bee, according to the man who helped me get started in bee keeping, says it is a German honeybee. He sees them regularly at his home and has been trying to find the wild hive for several years.
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Name: Margaret
Delta KY
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Mindy03
Sep 22, 2015 9:42 AM CST

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It would be hard to follow a black bee back to its hive. It would blend in very well with the plants.
Name: Phillip
brayton tn. (Zone 7b)
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homeshow
Oct 31, 2015 8:41 AM CST
To track a black bee dust with flour.

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