Caribbean Wasp Mybones in Grenada Polybia occidentalis maribunta Marabunta

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  1. Americasbeekeeper

    Americasbeekeeper New Member

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    We removed and dissembled a Mybones Caribbean Wasp nest while in Grenada. Amazingly, there was nectar and processed honey at the periphery of the brood nest. Dr. Kerr took the wasps and nest back to his University of Florida lab for analysis.
    The tree is a nutmeg and unrelated to the Mybones story.
    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qyr72wprg12533m/UOGvMX0tEx?m
    Vespidae, Polistinae, Polybia occidentalis, “maribunta†or “Mybone†.
    I think “Mybone†is a corruption of maribunta or the Spanish , Marabunta a large South American spider wasp.
    Dr. William H. Kern, Jr.
    Associate Professor
    Entomology and Nematology Dept.
    Ft. Lauderdale R.E.C., IFAS, UF Grenada 2013 177.jpg Grenada 2013 179.jpg
     
  2. Marbees

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    Wow Gary:thumbsup: What's in the picture No 9 that looks like drone brood?
     

  3. ApisBees

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    How cool is that, thanks for sharing. It will be interesting to hear the results of [FONT=&quot]analyzing[/FONT] the nectar? How closely it reassembles honey in moisture, minerals, [FONT=&quot]enzymes[/FONT].
     
  4. Americasbeekeeper

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    If it is drones they do not raise workers. Dr. Kerr is not analyzing the nectar.
     
  5. ApisBees

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    To bad the results would have been interesting.