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I finished mowing a hay field and saw a bunch of bumblers working , so I shot them.
 

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:coolphotos: I'll bet there's plenty for them and the honey bees too.
 

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Ya, I'm having trouble with the ear tags.Maybe micro chips are the way to go.
 

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I'm working on training mine to call their names as they enter and leave the hive
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Either they are slow learners or I'm a bad teacher. :cry:
So far I've had no success. :lol:
 

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First I'll have to shrink my fingers and that won't leave me any way to lift frames. :(
 

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I put mine through basic training: roll call/PT formation at 0600, work call formation at 0800, etc. They get promotions and everything. Egg, larvae, pupae, nurse, housekeeper, guard, forager, that's what happens when a former U.S.Army NCO becomes a beekeeper. LOL
 

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I take it for granted that you teach them not to shoot unless instructed. :lol:
 

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Our blueberry bushes are being pollinated mostly by bumblebees too, even though they are only about 15 yards from my two big honeybee hives... lol!
 
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