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user1007 05-06-2013 04:23 AM

Honey I'm Home!
This was cool! Note how long they had been living in the house without stinging anybody. Their kids will never be the same having been given fresh honeycomb to nosh on! I loved visiting my extended family's honey farm for just such dripping treats. As I mentioned in another post, I have never been stung their and only 3 times over my lifetime by bees.

They are in trouble so it is nice to see somebody rescued a few.

rossfingal 05-06-2013 07:57 AM

It's good to see that some people are aware of the problem with the
declining population of honeybees.
(Some places of the world - they've virtually, disappeared!)
Without them to pollinate crops - food prices will go up -
(Hand pollination!?!) $$$

I've been stung once by a bee -
hundreds of times by wasps/hornets (Ouchy!!!)

There's people in the US that make a living from trucking bee hives from
state to state, to pollinate crops.

gma2rjc 05-06-2013 10:50 AM

It's nice that they saved them.

Cool story sdsester!

There's a picture somewhere on the net of an old old car that has a yellow jacket hive inside that almost fills the interior of the car. The picture is also in a thread here on the forum about yellow jackets, but it's a very old thread and would be hard to find.

user1007 05-06-2013 01:51 PM

Although I have never been stung by a jellow jacket, I don't think I am going to raise issues with a car full! I have been stung by a large wasp and they was not pleasant.

I guess there is a battle in Europe over the ban of some insectisides that scientists believe are harmful to honey bee populations. Those using the the insectiside suggest the data is not conclusive. It sounds like another situation were a great deal of damage could be done waiting and arguing about it. Like with global warming it would have cost us so much less to just deal with it as a possibility decades ago than it will now that we know for sure. And we would have had 20-30 years head start on it all.

I have seen some nice public sculpture hives and again in Europe I guess apartment buildings, shopping malls, and grocery stores are installing beehives on their roofs and the bees seem to be thriving. If if we had the manpower, we would never be as good at pollinating as they are and most of our fruits, nuts and lots of vegetables come to us thanks to them.

r0ckstarr 05-06-2013 10:12 PM

Honey bee's, I leave alone and they leave me alone. If one comes near me, I back away and he does his thing and goes about his business and the day carries on for both of us.

Wasps die immediately. As soon as I see them, they can start counting the very few seconds they have left to live.

Doc Holliday 05-07-2013 12:09 AM

wanna get rid of some bees? get some wasps.

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