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Offline brit.thebee

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White Stuff
« on: May 29, 2007, 07:00:25 PM »
On one of my hives the bees are coming home with this whitish stuff on their backs.  Not all of them have it and none of the other hives do.  Could it just be the color pollen they're getting into?  The pollen they're bringing home is both orangey and a lighter color.   

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Re: White Stuff
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2007, 07:03:52 PM »
they could be gathering nectar from plants that have inferior pollen but of white colour.
just can't imagine anything else than pollen. let's see what others have to say.

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Re: White Stuff
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2007, 07:12:31 PM »
I had mine come in one time solid yellow. Some flowers have so much pollen, the bees will get covered alllll overrr.
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Re: White Stuff
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2007, 08:00:06 PM »
on the other hand...maybe they're doing a job under the table, smugglin some kokain...

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Re: White Stuff
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2007, 08:43:35 PM »
Well they have been working REALLY fast

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Re: White Stuff
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2007, 09:21:24 PM »
Are you sure it's not just wax?
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Re: White Stuff
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2007, 01:37:54 AM »
   They going through a carwash and getting hot waxed but not shined?
Everyone said it couldn't be done. But he with a chuckle replied, "I won't be one to say it is so, until I give it a try."  So he buckled right in with a trace of a grin.  If he had a worry he hid it and he started to sing as he tackled that thing that couldn't be done, and he did it.  (unknown)

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Re: White Stuff
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2007, 01:54:30 AM »
Crack Bees?  :-D

I know they have crack spiders