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another struggling bee

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by skyblue, Apr 15, 2011.


  1. skyblue

    skyblue PetForums VIP

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    and i have a theory,when a potential queen leaves the hive she takes a couple of males with her for mating purposes,maybe this is one of those males

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  2. xxwelshcrazyxx

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    He looks knackered so you could be right there :D Queen bee's don't leave the hive do they???? sounds like a "Bee Prostitute"
     
  3. skyblue

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    young queens leave the hive to form new hives
     
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    I just had a quick read online and apparently common causes for bees bumbling along on the ground like this are ...

    Mites, which impair the oxygen flow in the bee... leaving it acting drunk, before it dies.
    Or if the hive has swarmed (flown away) the young nurse bees, can`t keep up and get left behind.
     
  5. xxwelshcrazyxx

    xxwelshcrazyxx PetForums VIP

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    Oh right, I have learn't something new now. :D
     
  6. vickie1985

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    ive seen quite a few layed on the ground this year.

    also does anyone know how to prevent bees and wasps coming into the garden, (honey and bumble) We have been getting a lot, and im scared to leave little legs out there on her own, and im petrified of them! also OH is alergic to wasp stings.

    great family for them to come and taunt lol
     
  7. skyblue

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    bees wont bother you if you leave them alone,they just go about their business,wasps are a nuisance though
     
  8. vickie1985

    vickie1985 PetForums VIP

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    when a bee comes near me i move because im scared, and then they chase me :(
     
  9. Eroswoof

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    :eek: I'd mate with him if I were a bee-et

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  10. Cazza1974

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    lol you sound as good as me. I duck when I hear anything buzzing near my head. And I am scared of them and wasps too:eek:
     
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