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Sep 3, 2015 10:19 PM CST
Name: Keith
Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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I was amazed at it, wonder how rare it is? I fed it some sugar water to get the photo.
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Sep 4, 2015 7:10 AM CST
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Name: Margaret
Delta KY
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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/crea...
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Sep 4, 2015 9:45 AM CST
Name: Keith
Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Zinnias Plays in the sandbox Roses Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Organic Gardener
Region: New York Native Plants and Wildflowers Lilies Seed Starter Spiders! Enjoys or suffers hot summers
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/crea...


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.
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Sep 4, 2015 11:49 AM CST
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Name: Margaret
Delta KY
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We haven't seen many here but my brother sees a lot of them in his neighborhood.
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Sep 22, 2015 5:19 AM CST
Name: Jim Goodman
Northeast Louisiana
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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Sep 22, 2015 9:42 AM CST
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Name: Margaret
Delta KY
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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.
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Oct 31, 2015 8:41 AM CST
Name: Phillip
brayton tn. (Zone 6b)
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To track a black bee dust with flour.
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