Thursday, March 23, 2017

Here's the sting!.



Christopher Robin I think the bees suspect something
Perhaps they think you're after their honey
Well, it may be that. You never can tell with bees..
 I remember a few years ago in summer we had a real problem with bees in the swimming pool. Attracted to the water in the hot weather they would end up desperately clinging on to anything to get out, the anything quite often being swimmers.. if you've ever been stung you know it's not fun :) On investigating it was found that someone in the neighborhood was keeping beehives, a definite no-no in residential areas. Problem solved when said neighbours moved the hives out to a rural location. I spotted this swarm of bees high up in a tree while looking for birds, not great shots (minus long lens) but look at all those very important little workers swarming away up there.. they kind of give me the creeps en masse like this but I know without them we would be up the creek without a paddle :) Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe... P.s. wee bit different from the belly dancers yesterday :)


22 comments:

  1. They are definitely needed, and we need to give them a wide berth when we come across them!

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  2. They are fine from a distance!

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  3. I agree with the above comments. They're critical for our survival but I shall memorialize them from a distance!

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  4. I just hope that is not a nesting hollow.

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  5. I can hear the buzzzzzz, give me the creeps too!

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  6. I have no problems with bees from a distance. When they get close, it causes me to freak out :)

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  7. I appreciate this one but love the Blue Mural photos!! I mean WoW


    Cheers

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  8. ...local bees are still in their hives.

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  9. Stay far, far away! It looks pretty active.

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  10. Ooh. I am very bee phobic, particularly since stepping on one with bare feet years ago and being stung on the sole. Time to breaak out the riding boots?

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  11. I was once stung by one, not funny, Grace. But, right, without them... Homer´s artificial honey is not the solution, we´d be truly lost...

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  12. That looks amazing. Never seen such a display. I had my first bee sting last summer...ouch!

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  13. Bees matter! So glad they were saved and relocated!

    Janis
    GDP

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  14. I don't like them being close either, even though we can't do without them!

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  15. Excellent shot (without a long lens).
    Bees often hang around here and it's a pain getting them out when trapped behind the window (which is always closed). Great to see them close up if you can.

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  16. I am allergic to bees but I would not kill one if in the house. I generally can 'release' them with out pain! Have a great day Diane

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  17. I do love bees for all the good they do but, I'm very wary of the swarms. I've heard too many stories of people being attacked if they mess with swarm.

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  18. They are scary but certainly needed!
    I would be petrified to see such a huge swarm. We found a small bee nest in the side passage of our house shortly after we moved in and called in a beekeeper to remove it.

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  19. All you've got to do is reach into the hive and scoop out the honey.
    I think I'd stay clear of the bees. Nice photo. I'll be catching up with the rest of your recent posts. I'm on the road and it is fun not having a PC and cell phone!

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  20. This is what I get for coming late to the party. All of the good buzzzzz jokes are taken!

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