Talk:European dark bee

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Subspecies[edit]

The treatment of subspecies should be changed. If this bee is subspecies mellifera, it cannot have subspecies of its own. If the subspecies mentioned in the text are indeed closely related, then I suggest that the European dark bee is treated as a subspecies group. Dogo (talk) 11:41, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

Comments and suggestions[edit]

1. It is not clear how a subspecies can have "three main races". This doesn't make much sense and it needs to be clarified. It is also not clear if each one of the "three main races" divides into Pomeranian brown, Alps black and black Scandinavian.

2. The first image in this article is misleading because instead of saying that the bee comes from Savoy, it seems to imply there is a variety of bees called "Savoy" bees which is not the case. The last two photos in this article do not show the European dark bee but only a generic "European honey bee" and a "honeybee". In this article there should only be photos of European dark bees.

ICE77 (talk) 16:57, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

Edit war[edit]

Just posting here to document that User:Apismell2015 is going ham inserting a massive amount of copy/pasted information (though from where, I cannot tell - it certainly appears to be a study). DawnDusk (talk) 06:56, 27 March 2015 (UTC)