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Super Bee
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« Reply #40 on: May 23, 2006, 05:41:55 AM »

Quote from: FordGuy

hehe, if little momma dropped my baby to save her carcass from a bee sting, I would re-queen MY hive.

Sh*.*  happens even  in better families  shocked   You mean re-queen my family?
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« Reply #41 on: May 23, 2006, 06:35:28 PM »

I think it's fantastic that people can make themselves feel warm and fuzzy with this romantic debate.

However I fail to see how anyone could think a bee would recognise them, days or even weeks later. A colony doesn't even recognise it's own queen 48hrs after being removed. Try it if you don't beleive me. Remove your queen for 48hrs and then dump her straight back in (no-cage, no-escorts). Now if your theory is right you would think they would treat their own queen better than even us. They do not and often tear them apart.

Why? Because they have lost the chemical pheromone scent they once had and now don't recognise the queen. We all use this great technique to requeen colonies.  

Anyway as long as it makes you feel good I'm happy with that. I agree with everyone on the point of demeaner when working hives to be the most important factor.
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« Reply #42 on: May 27, 2006, 10:55:18 AM »


Just a friendly word here old boy - beware of the perils of american chat forums.
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« Reply #43 on: May 27, 2006, 12:39:16 PM »

i HAVE BEEN kinda staying out of this one becauseI dont believe bee's can know a persons face, but when I read the post  I quoted below I lose it, now that was funny  cheesy  cheesy  wink

Quote from: Finsky
I have not noticed any clever ideas in bees. If they were clever, they should wait me behind the hive corner that they could give to me 2 547 stings to my arse..

In spring they try to drop their poo on me and it is awfull smell. It they were clever, they all  1 million bees  will sit on me and paint me with yellow feces.

If you have not enough imagination, read the animal revolution, where pigs are more equal than other animals or Lassie comes home again.


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Amateurs built the ark,
Professionals built the Titanic
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