Anyone doubt that RED is a bad color

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by Zulu, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. Zulu

    Zulu Member

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    I am recovering from some minor surgery, no driving or lifting for a week, so was muddling around and decided to walk down to the hives ( well shuffle really) , got to about 10 feet in front of them and took a dang sting to corner of my mouth

    Was wearing a bright red shirt.....

    All hives working strongly and all bringing in pollen , so doubt if any are queen less....

    talking like a drunken bum with swollen lip and lethargic RHS to my smile.
     
  2. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    If there isn't a picture, it didn't happen! :rules:

    No pie for you! :lol:


    (Sorry, hope you feel better) :wink:
     

  3. Zulu

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    No pic , too much trouble getting it from phone to iPad

    dribbled my coffee all over my nice red shirt too :)

    Already better now after a few hrs.
     
  4. Americasbeekeeper

    Americasbeekeeper New Member

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    red is off the bee vision scale, you must have smelled like a threat, no offense intended
     
  5. Slowmodem

    Slowmodem New Member

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    Hope you get to feeling better!
     
  6. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    To a bee, red looks black. Thought you were a skunk, maybe? Had your shower today? :shock: :rolling:
     
  7. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    wow, didn't know red looked black to a bee. Should I paint my red peanut butter jar lid on my pollen feeder? Or do they care as long as there is pollen and it is inanimate
     
  8. Zulu

    Zulu Member

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    Actually yes, clean and sprightly ...

    was fully 10 ft away near the kids swing
     
  9. ApisBees

    ApisBees Active Member

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    Bees see the ultra violet wave length in colors. Imagin what it will look like when viewed under a black light, that is how bees see colors and what stands out.
     
  10. CharlieB

    CharlieB New Member

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    Now you'll know not to wear that shirt in case you ever decide to do the "Running with the bulls" in Spain.:thumbsup:
     
  11. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    10 feet away by the kids swing - are the bees picking on anyone else? Were you a bad bear and messed with their hive recently?
     
  12. efmesch

    efmesch Active Member

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    Zulu, What color was your lipstick? :rolling::rotfl:
    (I just couldn't resist that comment)