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Same for everyone
I thought people were having a chat ?
Bee chat I re-queened a very aggresive hive very dark brown , with a New Zealand queen copper yellow any way this was done with a nuc, over the weeks the NZ got bigger and the dark brown less but the brown bees would not mix with the NZ bees at all and kept them selves to them selves using 3 frames, I had never saw this before.
Interesting concept Admin, I had never considered a suite of regal evasive manoeuvres to be part of the mating ritual. Sounds a bit like rear facing radar and chaff dispensers. What happened to the swiftest luckiest drone concept?I have read that queens do the same when mating.
She will always mate with her own kind if she can while ignoring darker/lighter drones.