green bees ????????

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by 2kooldad, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. 2kooldad

    2kooldad New Member

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    my son and i were at the hives today and were watching them go in and out and we noticed 2 green bees....not born that way bees but looked like they dunked in lime kool aid :confused: the hole thing... a fuzzy green honey bee...not a mutant drone either....what in tarnation would make a bee turn green ??? :mrgreen: yea...just like that ???
     
  2. G3farms

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    sounds like a halictid bee. They range from black to brown to a metallic green.
     

  3. rast

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    Proud of yerself are ya G3? I had to look that one up. :lol:
     
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  6. 2kooldad

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    no no no....it was one off ''my'' bees that was green....Tecumseh...i dont think so...i got a real good look at it....it wasnt powdered with pollon....it looked..........dyed.........wasnt Omie saying something about bees turning red from marishino cherry syrup....i mean it was only two that i saw but ''green'' ???????
     
  7. tecumseh

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    perhaps the hives are a bit too close to the power plant at Crystal River?
     
  8. Hobie

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    Well, they DO make green maraschino cherries...

    Can you get a photo to post?
     
  9. 2kooldad

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    i can try to get a pic....but them bees were ''NOT'' happy to see me yesterday...i should learn not to mess with them after the rain :/
     
  10. frankh

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    It was probably a defiant young bee. My daughter had a purple stripe in her hair for a while.
     
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    :) some of us just know stuff. stick around long enuf and you will too. :)

    wikipedia? we don't need no stinkin' wikipedia.
     
  13. G3farms

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    I have several of the Peterson Field Guides that I have been studying on my own for several years. Every time I see a different bug, bloom, or leaf that I do not recognize out comes the books. Most of them run in the $20 range. Rast you know stuff that I have no clue about, so you need to be proud of yourself also ;)
     
  14. 2kooldad

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    lol...i think the nuc plant exsplains it....the green bees are from the feral hive an i caught them a meer 20 miles south of there...now if i could get one to glow for the camera....if it had a big silver spike through its eyeball an baggy stripes id go with the teenager thing.
     
  15. efmesch

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    Do green bees produce green honey?

    It'd turn me green with envy. :rotfl:
     
  16. 2kooldad

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    lmao....good one EM....i could market it for saint pattys day....im real suprised Omie hasnt posted in on this one lol...come on Omie...i know ya got a good joke fer this :)
     
  17. Omie

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    It was one of these...
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  18. efmesch

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    Omie you didn't disappoint!
     
  19. sqkcrk

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    Green Bees make Eco-Friendly Honey.

    Do they make honey for us to use in GreenTea?
     
  20. 2kooldad

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    :yahoo: thats what i was waiting for...lmao !!!