Cordovan color shades?

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Cordovan color shades?

Unread post by Boarbuster » September 30th, 2017, 2:56 pm

Hi all.
I am a beginner beekeeper and still on my learning curve.
I learnt about the „Cordovan“ color some bee strains expose. I never saw these colored bees myself so far and I wanted to understand if the „Cordovan“ color is actually one defined shade or is there a variability of different shades summarized under this term?
Thank you.
J.

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Re: Cordovan color shades?

Unread post by Countryboy » September 30th, 2017, 7:14 pm

I learnt about the „Cordovan“ color some bee strains expose.
Which bee strains did you learn about which can be Cordovan?

I am not aware of bee strains which can be Cordovan. I am only aware of one bee strain, the Italian bee.
I never saw these colored bees myself so far and I wanted to understand if the „Cordovan“ color is actually one defined shade or is there a variability of different shades summarized under this term?
http://www.glenn-apiaries.com/cordovan.html
B. Farmer Honey
Central Ohio

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Re: Cordovan color shades?

Unread post by ozbee » October 8th, 2017, 11:56 pm

it is a particular strain of Italians bee line that throws a reddish tan colour which includes the eyes thorax as well. can be still found in breeder lines in australia

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Re: Cordovan color shades?

Unread post by Boarbuster » October 9th, 2017, 12:44 am

Hi Ozzbee
Thanks for your response. Just found your earlier thread on same topic. Have you been able to find reputable suppliers of Cordovans in Australia?

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