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Offline ctsoth

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« on: April 08, 2006, 05:11:59 PM »
I live in central minnesota and my bees have not arrived yet...  However, it seems as though scout bee decided to scout my head and my car while I was working on it today.....

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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2006, 11:37:02 PM »
It would be a little odd for a bee to "headbutt" like that as in actually notice you unless you're within 30 feet of a colony or have a honey-like odor.

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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2006, 11:43:59 PM »
ctsoth didn't say anything about head butting.  :wink:
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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2006, 03:59:34 PM »
Ok...so maybe I have a loose deffiniton of "headbutting".

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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2006, 04:19:24 PM »
Haven't you had bees check you out at random? They always seem to buzz around the head. My daughter use to work at a Sonic drive-in about five miles from me. She would ask if I thought my bees would travel that far to bother her at her job.
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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2006, 06:25:42 PM »
To be honest, the only time they ever seem to notice me is when I open the hive.  I'll walk around it, mow the lawn, rake near it and even stick a camera in the enterence and they don't really notice me.

Offline ctsoth

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« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2006, 11:47:46 PM »
Maybe she was just looking for a good time...

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« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2006, 12:21:28 AM »
It could be my overactive imagination :roll:
but I would swear that bees are attracted to
the certain shades of the yellow reflectors
used as turn signals on cars and trucks.
Maybe from up in the air, the lenses resemble blooms :?:  :?:  :?:  :?:

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« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2006, 09:29:12 PM »
Actually, some pest controllers that treated our house for cockroaches, complained about when they had to remove ferral hives.  They said that it seemed that bees and wasps were all attracted to their "yellow jackets".

Offline Jack Parr

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« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2006, 05:53:11 AM »
Quote from: Jerrymac
Haven't you had bees check you out at random? They always seem to buzz around the head. My daughter use to work at a Sonic drive-in about five miles from me. She would ask if I thought my bees would travel that far to bother her at her job.


They are attracted to the empty cups/cans of soda pop strawn around though. Spill some soda on youself and go around your hives, you'll see.

 

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