Dark bee and landrace

A few of my colonies are headed by purebred black queens. These originate from the isle of Texel, where the black bee still is present in a fairly pure form. The offspring of these queens is mated on the mating station of Neeltje Jans.

The remainder of my colonies are the ‘Wageningse Eng’ landrace, a mixture of all that flies in the sky above the Wageningse Eng.