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Old June 26th, 2012, 10:17 AM
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Bee swarm

Okay, so not technically pets, but they are mine! Yesterday one of our hives swarmed, we were lucky because it stayed in the yard having landed on a plum tree. The weight of the bee's hanging on the branch actually snapped the branch in two, it was about a 1" branch. Just a couple pics, one in the tree and one on it's way into it's new hive box.
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Old June 26th, 2012, 03:30 PM
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Okay, so not technically pets, but they are mine! Yesterday one of our hives swarmed, we were lucky because it stayed in the yard having landed on a plum tree. The weight of the bee's hanging on the branch actually snapped the branch in two, it was about a 1" branch. Just a couple pics, one in the tree and one on it's way into it's new hive box.
That is cool all those beautiful bees you have! We're losing our bees here,
they're getting some virus and fungus that is killing them off.
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Old June 26th, 2012, 04:05 PM
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Thanks Barkingdog, we're losing bee's here too, it's pretty much endemic worldwide these days. It seems to be mostly related to toxins from pesticides. Then of course there are mites (like a flea) that they get also which can wipe out a colony. It's a very interesting hobby, but a lot of work.
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Old June 26th, 2012, 05:19 PM
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Wow! Awesome pictures, thanks for sharing.
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Old June 26th, 2012, 06:37 PM
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Thanks Barkingdog, we're losing bee's here too, it's pretty much endemic worldwide these days. It seems to be mostly related to toxins from pesticides. Then of course there are mites (like a flea) that they get also which can wipe out a colony. It's a very interesting hobby, but a lot of work.
I bet all the crap that people spray on their lawns to made look 'greener' has something to do with the bees dying.
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Old June 26th, 2012, 08:38 PM
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I bet all the crap that people spray on their lawns to made look 'greener' has something to do with the bees dying.
I think the biggest problem is all the crap that gets sprayed on crops, specifically GMO crops.
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Old June 26th, 2012, 09:27 PM
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Fascinating pictures DD.

Sure hope the hives survive.

It's truly been an odd season for bees, hornets, and wasps. Haven't seen very many of them since our March warm spell.
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I think the biggest problem is all the crap that gets sprayed on crops, specifically GMO crops.
Yeah , I have to agree with you on that!
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Old June 26th, 2012, 09:53 PM
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I bet all the crap that people spray on their lawns to made look 'greener' has something to do with the bees dying.
Personally, I think we need to rewind back to the good ole days of Diazinons, Chlorodanes, Funginex, Sevin, Malathion, etc....

All of the above substances have been banned by local government but in years past, they've never distrupted pollination.

Where are the lady bugs? Bee's are few and far between as well. The chemical crap that the government has instilled and banned over the past few years have played major havock to our environment and if they continue to ban what these beautiful creates are accustom to, it'll only get worse.

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