bumble bees

Discussion in 'Mason & other alternative bees' started by jb63, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. jb63

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    [​IMG] 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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    [​IMG] Yes there are, and they arn't mine.I think they are wild[unkept]
     
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    you have 'your stock' branded?
     
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    Not only branded, but named....

    Annie, brenda, cathy, debbie, eva, fannie, etc. etc. :thumbsup: :lol:
     
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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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    Mine are bar coded. :)
     
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    I'm working on training mine to call their names as they enter and leave the hive
    :roll:

    Either they are slow learners or I'm a bad teacher. :cry:
    So far I've had no success. :lol:
     
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    Silly wabbit, bees got no ears. You have to teach them sign language.
     
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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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    I'm still training them on the fire on command thing.
     
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    [​IMG] The bumble bees were going nuts in our blue berry patch today.
     
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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!