About Cordovan Honey BeesAbout Cordovan Honey Bees

Cordovan Honey Bees are a subset of Italian bees with more yellow coloring. They are also gentler than their Italian cousins and slightly more likely to rob. They are quite striking to observe, with bright yellow bodies and a lack of stripes. They are rarely available in a package of bees, unlike Italians, so are often considered wilder.  

It is not clear what caused the Cordovan Bees to veer off from Italian strains and become their own race of bees. In theory, this could happen with any of the different bee types, but thus far in America it’s only been observed with Italian bees.