Yes they absolutely are. I will provide an anecdote to this claim. Anywho, around mid july 2010, in deerwood minnesota, a bee landed on my boat in the middle of bay lake. Apparently, the lazy minnesota bee did not have enough energy to make it all the way across the lake without stopping. Most likely because it did not spend enough time flying and was out of shape. I felt intruded by the bee so I smashed the life out of the poor idiot with a towel. It is no longer lazy, now it is dead. Ultimately, the bee's laziness was the cause of its demise. In my main residence of orange county, CA, bees are hard working, disciplined, and honey-driven.
Very odd first post. Welcome, but still a little out there. Not all bees in Minnesota are Minnesota Hygienic bees. Just because one landed on your boat doesn't mean it was one of those "lazy MH" bees. You sound like the Kim Jong Il of bee morale. If you arn't working hard enough, you get squashed with a towel.
Just poking fun, no offense intended. I got a good laugh.
Based on scientific evidence and personal experience, I deduce that any California bee could have easily made it accross without any need for rest.
What scientific evidence are you talking about? I don't remember reading any articles in ABJ or BC talking about how far California bees (or any others) can fly without a break. I also don't remember reading that any bee could be 'out of shape'. I guess it's possible though, never really thought about it.
I havn't noticed my MH bees being lazy. I don't keep records of honey produced though. I usually just throw it all together. But in doing so, I can't say that I pull crazy amounts of honey off one hive, while pulling nothing off my MH. They are essentially just neat freak Italians. That's all.