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Re: Help the Honey Bees

Post  shannon1 on 4/16/2011, 12:17 am

Nancy I do remind myself they are just hard working women like me. Smile
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Post  Goosegirl on 4/16/2011, 6:01 am

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I don't know that I've ever seen one, but if I do, I'm calling him Max.



A friend of mine found a HUGE yellow and black garden spider sitting in the middle of a gorgeous pinwheel web stretched between 2 of her shrubs - she named it Spike.
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Post  dizzygardener on 4/16/2011, 8:53 am

shannon1 wrote:I call the carpenter bees, bully bees because they zoom over and get right in front of my face and stare me down. They are like bullies it is all about the intimadation. I am alittle afraid of bees anyway so I just keep saying to myself "they just buzz, they just buzz,..." flower

Isn't that maddening!

I know they are only curious, but they scare the mess out of me every single time. The good thing is they don't sting unless you walk around smacking at them and trying to step on them. I try to remind myself of that.

The males are irritating as well. They will dive at you if you get too close to their holes, but if I remember correctly they can't sting, so no harm done except my raised heart rate!
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Post  shannon1 on 4/16/2011, 11:56 pm

Dizzy so glad you "get me". I must have mostly male ones.
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Post  retired member 2 on 4/17/2011, 1:24 am

How you tell the difference between a honey bee and a bumblebee ?

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Re: Help the Honey Bees

Post  shannon1 on 4/17/2011, 4:42 am

Honey bees are smaller and slimmer than bumble bees maybe they don't eat as much honey. @NHGardener maybe if I name them they won't scare me so much but how do you tell them apart?
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Post  camprn on 4/17/2011, 7:57 am

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Post  shannon1 on 4/17/2011, 11:57 pm

Cool post.
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Re: Help the Honey Bees

Post  shannon1 on 4/21/2011, 11:51 pm

Still have seen no HBees but my garden and work buddy said he saw 4 in his garden yesterday. The EPA needs to take and keep the nictatoid pestisides off the market.
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Post  camprn on 4/22/2011, 7:24 am

My bees are supposed to arrive tomorrow, but it is sooooo cold (25F right now) and it is going to be raining that I hope the bee man holds off for a few days before delivery.
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Post  shannon1 on 4/23/2011, 2:03 am

May your bees be spared from cold and CCD.
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