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What does our native bee (Apis mellifera mellifera) look like?

The European dark bee can be distinguished from other subspecies by their stocky body, abundant thoracal and sparse abdominal hair which is brown, and overall dark coloration; in nigra, there is also heavy dark pigmentation of the wings. Overall, when viewed from a distance, they should appear blackish, or in mellifera, rich dark brown.

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Queen
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Drones
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drone emerging from cell (photo Conall McCaughey)
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Workers
two good cells

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