Most NZ bees are italian.My NZ bees are even fairer and more yellow than that wiht less visible stripes.
It seems to me that most races of bee if left a couple of generations of unselected mating go aggressive. I don't think Italians will be that different from the NZ bees, to whom I thought they were closely related???
Nah, they are ok, i left the dummy board out of the super, which left a gap, i still have that comb on display in my lounge. great for showing guests, and they are always amazed when they are told its all the bees work.Nice picture Grizzly, are they trying to tell you they want more room??