Spotted this wandering around the comb. Apparently not causing any concern to the colony. At one point I wondered if it was trying to lay an egg in a cell!? Is it another species, a mutant worker – the converse of an albino, or…?
Nice dark bee in the flower. If you look carefully it has the hairs on it’s back. The one at the start of this thread does not. One of the signs of Bee Paralysis Virus is the lack of hairs, that’s why Tim raised it as a possibility. Bees with BPV tend not to leave the hive readily. The end up hairless and shiny.
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