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« on: May 06, 2008, 09:07:01 AM »

this past Friday night my wife and I went to the American Legion for happy hour.  I drank beer and although i dont smoke when you leave this place you smell like you do.   When I got home I went up to fill hive top feeders.  The bees seemed much more interested in me standing behind the hives than usual.  When I opened the second hive I got nailed twice on the hand and one on top of my head.  All I can think is that the bees aren't into partying
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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2008, 09:18:33 AM »

Or maybe they were upset that they were'nt invited? grin


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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2008, 09:24:59 AM »

I smoke and the bees have never responded to it , at least yet. Mine seem pretty easy going. Might be becasue yours never smelled you like that before. Guess you need to quit drinking. LOL
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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2008, 09:31:30 AM »

I dont think quitting drinking is the solution.  I believe it is the CO2 in the beer that is bothering them.  Try drinking a 6 pack of soda and see if you get the same effect.  My understanding is the bees are sensative to the CO2 and the increased CO2 level of someone drinking beer (soda would be no different) just bothers them.  No the Co2 doesn't leave as soon as you belch.  I can take up to 1 full day to completely purge the excess CO2 from your body.
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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2008, 10:38:31 AM »

Beer smells like alarm pheromone to the bees.  Banannas too.  You only have to get within a few feet of the bees for them to take notice.
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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2008, 10:41:14 AM »

Sounds like they may abolitionists to me!  Maybe instead of sugar water you might slip in a beer or two?  Just kidding. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2008, 02:54:52 PM »

So there you go. If you really want to tick them off, drink a 6 pack and eat a few bananas. Then go sing to them a song with a lot of "H's" in it!

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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2008, 03:52:55 PM »

When was happy hour? was it after sundown/dark when you did this?
It is not good practice to tend bees after dark. Even just to slip the top off to feed them.
They know about varmits , and other things that go (bump) in the night. ;)doak
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« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2008, 03:57:40 PM »

Okay lets not get carried away here and start trashing beer on the forum. there must be a logical explanation here to this whole incident Wink Wink Wink
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« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2008, 05:18:00 PM »

Where did you get those bees? I bet they are from Utah!!!  :roll:I bet they are mormon bees. Brian and I can handle those for you. Just let us know where to pick them up. Poor little girls being exposed to your devilish evil ways, no wonder they were upset.  grin
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« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2008, 10:27:24 PM »

Hey Danno!
 I think you should just make it a point to have a few more beers before you leave!...That way you wont care about how perturbed the bees are getting!
try it and tell us if it works better for you!

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« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2008, 04:51:23 AM »

Bees really go for beer breath - in a bad way.  They don't like beer, sweat, old spice deodourant, smelling shirts and wollen soxs.  I wear clean white overalls at all times when working bees and have no problems.  If I have a few beers I leave off looking at bees for 24 hours. 
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« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2008, 08:37:45 AM »

Old spice huh? I wear that deodorant and they like me better than when I don't shower! Wait a minute, that might be getting too personal. Maybe it is a girl thing, I mean bee thing! Still like the idea of more beer before you go though.

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« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2008, 08:53:26 AM »

My .02, some people smell as have more of an odor than other people do, diet comes in to play as well as deodorants, colognes, etc... And to add to the pot, who's to say what colony will like your particular odor over another?

Maybe someone can get some federal funding and do a study. grin


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« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2008, 08:55:15 AM »

Maybe we can get Budweiser to sponser us in that study grin
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« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2008, 09:14:38 AM »

Coors would be the perfect sponsor for that study!!! Smiley Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2008, 09:17:50 AM »

Coors would be the perfect sponsor for that study!!! Smiley Smiley Smiley

Would have to get the Coors' girls involved some kinda way! grin


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« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2008, 09:55:42 AM »

How about a GOOD beer, like Molson Canadian or any other beer NOT made in the U.S.   evil  grin

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« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2008, 09:58:59 AM »

guess if your bee are canucks then you might be on to something
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« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2008, 10:39:57 AM »

OK, let me get this straight...

This post, so far,  has:

1.) Angry bees
2.) Lots of beer
3.) A Pittsburg Penguins fan
4.) A Philadelphia Flyers fan
5.) The Coors girls

Other than the Coors girls, that combination sounds like trouble to me.

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