I'm allergic to their stings but bees fascinate me as people. You know what I mean. I think we discussed the old Celtic custom of "telling the bees" of important family events etc. And I know in Greek mythology they represented the soul. They are so interesting.
Ahh bees are the sh*t. I really wish to pet every fuzzy bee i see....but that would definitely just scare the little bee into stinging me and dying :( Seriously though bees are truly amazing and have complicated communication methods and social structures.
I know we discussed this topic too! They are so fasinating! I wonder if it was in a thread for something else that went off topic...hmmm...must search!
You can pet them when they're feeding. They won't sting then; they're all about the flower at that point.
Wow, how cool! Have you tried that HumboldtHoney?
I've thought about purchasing some bees and hives and just placing them randomly on our family's acreage and letting them live as bees. Thought it would be benfitial for the trees, flowers, crops etc around and help out a bit maybe since the bee population is declining. :-\ I need to research it more, though.
That's so crazy people are now stealing bees. They are such an important factor to our world (not just food supply)!
I heard on that a truck full of bees (for almond pollination) crashed, sending a swarm of bees onto the interstate in Cali.
Local bee farmers gather lost bees in cooperation with local enforcement.
The prior thread was http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=31986.0...
Bees are totally cool; I think everyone should host 'em! Once we (someday/ finally/ actually) sell our house & move, I'm seriously gonna try to set up a hive in my hedges or smthn'...
Sure seems like increased numbers of small-scale beekeepers (of various kinds of bees) along with a shift away from GMO/ heavily pesticided-up crops is the only/ best way to reduce the problem we've caused bees, of late...
I agree and hope to do the same when we have more land.
bees are awesome, I'm deathly allergic to them however so I tend not to mess with them. I will freely admit though that I (rarely) eat raw honey, which I don't find bad because its local and I know the keepers treat their bees nicely.