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« on: November 03, 2007, 05:30:24 PM »

Everybody drink now, the global warming is sensational!

The fly


The gordinflon bumble



the bee






The steak



And the atropos, that got fat drinking honey and could not go out.


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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2007, 10:43:15 PM »

What is that hideous creature in the last photo on the right, some kind of beetle?
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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2007, 11:29:46 PM »

Abejaruco, you still astound me with the close up pictures that you take.  The orange flower impressed me in particular, I could see the pollen on the petals of the flower, the pictures were so clear.

Atropos.  I recall you speaking of that insect in some other post quite some time ago.  Guess it got in and couldn't get out eh?  What is the apparatus on the front of the colony?  I have not seen that before, it looks like it is used from some kind of entrance reducer?

Keep bringing us these beautiful pictures, I love to look at every one and marvel at the beauty.  Have a wonderful and beautiful day in this great life. Cindi
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There are strange things done in the midnight sun by the men who moil for gold.  The Arctic trails have their secret tales that would make your blood run cold.  The Northern Lights have seen queer sights, but the queerest they ever did see, what the night on the marge of Lake Lebarge, I cremated Sam McGee.  Robert Service
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« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2007, 01:59:51 AM »

The nocturnal monster is the Acherontia atropos http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php?topic=11478.0.

The apparatus is the entrance reducer to control the myriad of parasites that come to rob honey.

Really I am not worried on Acherontias or beetles, my bees have to propolize cracks here and there, and can tolerate any "politicos". My concern are the rats and relatives.
 
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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2007, 08:43:18 AM »

Abejaruco, I recall that post with great clarity.  This moth is an amazing critter, the way that it mimics the piping of the queen bee.  Nature, hmmmmm....lovin' it all.  Have a wonderful and beautiful day in our life. Cindi
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There are strange things done in the midnight sun by the men who moil for gold.  The Arctic trails have their secret tales that would make your blood run cold.  The Northern Lights have seen queer sights, but the queerest they ever did see, what the night on the marge of Lake Lebarge, I cremated Sam McGee.  Robert Service
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