buzzzzzzzzzz new adventure

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by addy1, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. addy1

    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    Messages:
    32,299
    Likes Received:
    16,552
    Location:
    Frederick, Maryland
    I have tons of bee friendly plants, push through them constantly without being stung. It is surprising how gentle they are, now if you piss them off that is totally different, ie step on them, smack, pinch lol
     
    addy1, Apr 18, 2014
    j.w and HARO like this.
    1. Advertisements

  2. addy1

    HARO Pondcrastinator

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2011
    Messages:
    4,651
    Likes Received:
    4,536
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    A lot of us are like that, Addy! :D
    John
     
    HARO, Apr 19, 2014
    addy1 and j.w like this.
    1. Advertisements

  3. addy1

    j.w I Love my Goldies

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2010
    Messages:
    23,863
    Likes Received:
    13,493
    Location:
    Arlington, Washington
    Do the bees work in shifts in their little hives or do they all shutdown for the night? Don't they all have certain jobs that they do? I know the Queen has the good life w/ being waited on hand and foot. Do they have rules and if certain bees aren't holding up to their end of the bargain do they get bashed by enforcer bees? Just wondering what goes on inside their little bee brains [​IMG]
     
    j.w, Apr 19, 2014
    HARO likes this.
  4. addy1

    HARO Pondcrastinator

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2011
    Messages:
    4,651
    Likes Received:
    4,536
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    They work in three 8-hour shift, j.w.. 11:00 pm to 7:00 am, 7:00 am to 3:00 pm, and 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm! Little punch-clocks just inside the entrance, and if they screw up, their pay gets docked! Oh, wait..... that was MY factory! NEVER MIND! :)
    John
     
    HARO, Apr 19, 2014
    addy1 and j.w like this.
  5. addy1

    j.w I Love my Goldies

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2010
    Messages:
    23,863
    Likes Received:
    13,493
    Location:
    Arlington, Washington
    Bee-have John [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    j.w, Apr 19, 2014
    HARO likes this.
  6. addy1

    HARO Pondcrastinator

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2011
    Messages:
    4,651
    Likes Received:
    4,536
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    Nice, but that looks nothing like me! image02323.gif I'm a jogger!
     
    HARO, Apr 19, 2014
    addy1 and j.w like this.
  7. addy1

    j.w I Love my Goldies

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2010
    Messages:
    23,863
    Likes Received:
    13,493
    Location:
    Arlington, Washington
    Nice to see you are keeping in shape..............at least some kind of shape anyways [​IMG]
     
    j.w, Apr 19, 2014
    HARO likes this.
  8. addy1

    Sunshine

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2010
    Messages:
    973
    Likes Received:
    436
    Location:
    Troy, Ohio
    I don't kill the dandelions. They are safe till the lawn gets mowed. I haven't seen any bees yet. Oh, wait, forgot about this little guy my son bought me yesterday.

    [​IMG]
     
    Sunshine, Apr 19, 2014
    addy1 and j.w like this.
  9. addy1

    HARO Pondcrastinator

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2011
    Messages:
    4,651
    Likes Received:
    4,536
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    Yup! ROUND is a shape!
    John
     
    HARO, Apr 19, 2014
  10. addy1

    j.w I Love my Goldies

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2010
    Messages:
    23,863
    Likes Received:
    13,493
    Location:
    Arlington, Washington
    When I see how much the bees love those darn dandelions I feel bad when we have to even mow the grass. I slow down and let them get outta the way, the bees, not the dandy's, when I mow. I gave up killing the pretty little yellow things
    [​IMG]
     
    j.w, Apr 19, 2014
    HARO likes this.
  11. addy1

    HARO Pondcrastinator

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2011
    Messages:
    4,651
    Likes Received:
    4,536
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    UH-OH, MAJOR MIX-UP! That,s not a dandelion, that's a SUNFLOWER!!!
    John
     
    HARO, Apr 19, 2014
  12. addy1

    j.w I Love my Goldies

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2010
    Messages:
    23,863
    Likes Received:
    13,493
    Location:
    Arlington, Washington
    Oh sheesh I knew that but also knew you would notice but I don't feel under the gun anymore to look for the right perfect flower as Sir John is not around to whip me into doing that anymore. Oh what the heck..............is this better?

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    j.w, Apr 19, 2014
    HARO likes this.
  13. addy1

    talal101

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2011
    Messages:
    673
    Likes Received:
    121
    Location:
    alberta canada
    hahah you two crack me up good
     
    talal101, Apr 19, 2014
  14. addy1

    j.w I Love my Goldies

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2010
    Messages:
    23,863
    Likes Received:
    13,493
    Location:
    Arlington, Washington
    Talal I except donations for both John an myself.............please send to P.O box 8432, Arlington, Wa.
    I will make sure John gets his fair share [​IMG]
     
    j.w, Apr 19, 2014
    HARO and talal101 like this.
  15. addy1

    talal101

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2011
    Messages:
    673
    Likes Received:
    121
    Location:
    alberta canada
    Im also accepting donations for my college fund.........just putting that out there haha

    How do you like my new avatar?
     
    talal101, Apr 19, 2014
    HARO likes this.
  16. addy1

    j.w I Love my Goldies

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2010
    Messages:
    23,863
    Likes Received:
    13,493
    Location:
    Arlington, Washington
    You're kitty is cute and looks like she is complaining about those birdies in that photo [​IMG]
     
    j.w, Apr 19, 2014
    talal101 likes this.
  17. addy1

    talal101

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2011
    Messages:
    673
    Likes Received:
    121
    Location:
    alberta canada
    Thank you!, he was smiling in the pic, its too blurry to tell though.
     
    talal101, Apr 19, 2014
    j.w likes this.
  18. addy1

    HARO Pondcrastinator

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2011
    Messages:
    4,651
    Likes Received:
    4,536
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    THAT'LL never happen!! [​IMG]
    John
     
    HARO, Apr 19, 2014
    j.w and talal101 like this.
  19. addy1

    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    Messages:
    32,299
    Likes Received:
    16,552
    Location:
    Frederick, Maryland
    It all depends on the time of birth, from pupae to hatching. These hard working little bees only live 6 weeks, in that time they are nurse bees, cleaners, guards, scouts and workers. Workers is the last stage of their life, after gathering pollen, nectar............they die. The queen can live up to 5 years. The males i.e. drones do nothing but mate with the queen and die, or live in the hive until fall when they are kicked out then they die.

    But without drones the hive does not do well, even though they do nothing except eat............they don't even sting.

    I am mowing at 4.5 inches and putting a bee guard on my mower. Cute bee!
     
    addy1, Apr 19, 2014
    j.w likes this.
  20. addy1

    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    Messages:
    32,299
    Likes Received:
    16,552
    Location:
    Frederick, Maryland
    And we have a QUEEN! You never know if you hurt or lost the queen during the transfer from the nuc to the brood chamber. You can see the nurse maids gathered in a circle around her. We did our first inspection today, you try not to bother them too much, every time you smoke them it sets them back a few days. They are building comb, babies are being laid, nectar and pollen gathered, all is good in bee land. Find the queen, she is marked btw.

    DSC06976.JPG
     
    addy1, Apr 19, 2014
    j.w likes this.
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.