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Online kathyp

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Re: Aussie Bees
« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2010, 11:36:15 PM »
ahhhh  thank you!!   :-D
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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Re: Aussie Bees
« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2010, 06:49:42 AM »
..and of course an "Annette's liking vegemite"

I don't think so!!!! But I love you guys just the same

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Re: Aussie Bees
« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2010, 09:36:33 AM »
Keep plugging away with that vegemite, it'll grow on ya!

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« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2010, 08:20:35 AM »
I was standing beside the pumpkins yesterday watching the Italian girls doing their stuff when I saw a bee that I had never seen before. I didn't have my phone on me or I would have taken a quick snap but trolling around the internet I'm pretty sure that it was a blue banded bee.

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Re: Aussie Bees
« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2010, 05:13:10 PM »
I have what I am pretty sure is a blue banded bee that likes to visit my garden too.
I should try and take a photo of it one day......

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« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2010, 05:53:20 PM »
hi
   my lade gave me a mobile one that takes photo got some photo of native hive plus brood and honey pots.my problem is i don't have cable to go from phone to computer to do up loads. so is their some one how is willing send me their mobile num so they can put photo up. if so send it to my private email.

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Re: Aussie Bees
« Reply #26 on: February 28, 2010, 09:24:20 PM »
A couple of Westmar's pics

Brood with honey and pollen pots:


Honey pots of Austroplebeia Australis:



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« Reply #27 on: March 05, 2010, 01:07:02 AM »
hi every one
                 turned out all right Phil,the top photo you can see the small round brood nest in the center,when the brood hatches they tear the old cells down build new ones.they deposit the old stuff out side.the honey .pollen stored around broad nest

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« Reply #28 on: March 09, 2010, 01:11:05 AM »
hi
   if you got the blue banded bee, fair chance you got the teddy bear bee he is around same size as blue banded bee.,..is brown with some yellow markings on her.