Reply To: Black bee Welcome › Forums › Shipston Beekeepers ‘Let’s talk beekeeping’ Forum › Black bee › Reply To: Black bee 21st July 2020 at 10:09 am #3243 Gary ThomasKeymaster Not a healthy bee. Has lost all hairs on abdomen. Could well be CBPV,(Chronic Bee Paralysis Virus). Would suggest internet search (NBU for example). Not that unusual to see the occasional bee like that.