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Offline Understudy

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Re: Anyone Keeping Bumblebees?
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2008, 11:30:33 PM »
Bumble bees and honey bees sometimes compete on a few things, but mostly the bumble bees have longer tongues and prefer plants that the honeybees don't.


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Re: Anyone Keeping Bumblebees?
« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2008, 09:22:58 AM »
Here is a frame from one of my bumble bee hives. Can you see the Queen?

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I really do not have a bumble bee hive and I have no idea if there is a queen in there. I think some set up house under some frames I set out for the bees to clean then forgot about them. (they were broken so they were just getting cleaned out before being melted down). Anyway when I picked them up I found a bunch of bumbles.

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I think they like honey but I really did not see any trying to get into my hives (maybe they had enough honey in the old frames)
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Re: Anyone Keeping Bumblebees?
« Reply #22 on: January 06, 2008, 10:35:08 AM »
Ooooh Greg.  What a beautiful picture.  Come to think of it, why wouldn't the bumbles take advantage of already made honey for their little honey pot in their colony.  That is a gorgeous shot, beauty. Have a fantastic day.  Cindi
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