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Anonymous

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« on: March 05, 2005, 03:38:54 PM »


 :D Al

Offline Jay

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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2005, 06:44:33 PM »
Al!!!!!!! You were peeking!!!!!! :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
By the rude bridge that arched the flood
Their flag to Aprils breeze unfurled
Here once the embattled farmers stood
And fired the shot heard round the world
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Offline Beth Kirkley

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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2005, 01:04:29 AM »
WoW! How in the world did you manage to catch that shot?

Beth

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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2005, 10:20:51 AM »
I didn't take the picture myself. While doing research for a Magazine article I'm writeing I ran across this picture taken for a PBS documentry did in 1998. They found a drone stageing area and built a tall tower to get as high as the drones and waited.

Yes I was surprized to learn that drones have stageing areas where they wait for virgin queens. Then this morning I finally got to the place in Longstroths book the hive and the honey bee where it tells about them. Amazing I have read 4 beekeeping books a couple twice and I had to find this fact in one published in 1858.
 :D Al

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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2005, 09:20:44 PM »
Hey!  Is that Porn on this site?   :)

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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2005, 10:32:03 AM »
Bee porn for sure. Should I remove it? Funny I never gave it any thought that some people might object?

 :D Al

Offline asleitch

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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2005, 10:49:18 AM »
>Bee porn for sure. Should I remove it? Funny I never gave it any thought that some people might object?

Eh? Thats not porn - its nature. Reproduction is a natural act.  We are beekeepers and that shot is of amazing value in so much as it's an almost never seen part (and hence limited knowledge) of beekeeping.

Adam

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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2005, 06:01:39 PM »
that is a great shot!!!!!!!!!!  :D  :D  :D
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Offline Apis629

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« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2005, 01:56:52 AM »
I just say, as a male myself, that you can skip the next few frames where the drones abdomen explodes as he falls to the ground; dead.