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Offline hannabee

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a cute beekeeping thing I read today
« on: April 07, 2019, 10:04:39 pm »
today I read this cute thing that said "if a bee lands on you know youre special because It confused you for a flower" now I know this is not necessarily true but I found it adorable
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Re: a cute beekeeping thing I read today
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2019, 02:48:21 am »
That's really neat.  :happy: I bet it happens.
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Re: a cute beekeeping thing I read today
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2019, 08:44:58 am »
I?ll bet she is carrying a full load of nectar and she is really tired and was looking for anything she could land on.
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Re: a cute beekeeping thing I read today
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2019, 10:36:04 am »
Just recently I had to work the hives at 8 degrees Celsius, as a storm hit on me. the bees crawled in pounds under my jacket.
boy, I must be a lucky guy!

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Re: a cute beekeeping thing I read today
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2019, 10:59:41 am »
Cool, Jim, Van:  if a bee lands on any of us three, I don?t think the bee believes she has found a rose, more like a noxious weed flower..  don?t ya think?
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Re: a cute beekeeping thing I read today
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2019, 12:43:12 pm »
Just recently I had to work the hives at 8 degrees Celsius, as a storm hit on me. the bees crawled in pounds under my jacket.
boy, I must be a lucky guy!

Blackforest - you had me laughing again! Oh you are so lucky!!  :cheesy: :cheesy: :cheesy:
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Re: a cute beekeeping thing I read today
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2019, 12:44:45 pm »
Well Van - maybe we're just not as nice as Hannabee.  :grin:
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Re: a cute beekeeping thing I read today
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2019, 01:08:35 pm »
Sometimes, especially if you have scent on, it IS because they confused you for a flower.  But often they are just tired and resting.  I always find it pleasant when I'm not in the beeyard and a bee lands on me to rest.  In the bee yard they also may be resting but they also may be trying to find a way into my jacket or veil...
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Re: a cute beekeeping thing I read today
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2019, 01:14:13 pm »
I was helping with a bee class once and I ate a BANANA just before the class.  Lots of bees lite on my hand and lite up my hands.  Not good.

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Re: a cute beekeeping thing I read today
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2019, 01:39:44 pm »
Hardwood brought up the banana topic many years ago while doing a video for BeeMaster. He sat next to a hive eating a banana while working on a hive. The bees paid him no mind. I later did myself just to verify and I had the same reaction. I had heard for years that you should not eat bananas before working in your hives.
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Re: a cute beekeeping thing I read today
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2019, 02:19:24 pm »
I also questioned this but some of the others at class had a good laugh and said you should know better, I never heard about bananas smelling like alarm pheromone  until then.  I don't take a chance anymore.  Maybe I'll get brave enough to try that.

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Re: a cute beekeeping thing I read today
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2019, 02:34:07 pm »
Nice bees don't respond very much to alarm pheromone.  Defensive bees do.  The smell of banana does have some of what is in alarm pheromone.

Alarm pheromone: isopentyl acetate (IPA), butyl acetate, 1-hexanol, n-butanol, 1-octanol, hexyl acetate, octyl acetate, n-pentyl acetate and 2-nonanol
Artificial Banana:  isopentyl acetate
Banana smell:  isopentyl acetate
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Re: a cute beekeeping thing I read today
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2019, 04:05:37 pm »
I was helping with a bee class once and I ate a BANANA just before the class.  Lots of bees lite on my hand and lite up my hands.  Not good.

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Re: a cute beekeeping thing I read today
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2019, 07:36:50 pm »
my house is surrounded by mason bees, and occasionally they land on me, always makes my day
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Re: a cute beekeeping thing I read today
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2019, 09:12:38 pm »
I love when the little green sweat bees land on me for a salty drink.  I like to see their little tongues.  :tongue: 
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Re: a cute beekeeping thing I read today
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2019, 12:59:20 am »
My girls just like to check out what I'm doing when I'm outside - anywhere. They wil stop and sit on my leg or arm and just see what I'm up to. I was on the roof a couple of months ago and had 3 different bees stop to say hello, and I always talk to them. I got to wondering if they would alert someone if I fell off. My golden retriever was sitting by the ladder but I'm not convinced that she'd have the sense to 'go tell Dad that Jimmy was in trouble.' 

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Re: a cute beekeeping thing I read today
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2019, 06:30:22 pm »
My girls just like to check out what I'm doing when I'm outside - anywhere. They wil stop and sit on my leg or arm and just see what I'm up to. I was on the roof a couple of months ago and had 3 different bees stop to say hello, and I always talk to them. I got to wondering if they would alert someone if I fell off. My golden retriever was sitting by the ladder but I'm not convinced that she'd have the sense to 'go tell Dad that Jimmy was in trouble.' 
Welcome to the forum!  After I installed my first 2 packages, my family and I were just sitting and watching the bees get settled at a distance of, I don't know, maybe 20 ft. away?  (I'm bad at judging distances.)  As the bees were taking their orientation flights, some would circle out our way and land on us.  It was a great sort of bonding experience at the beginning of my beekeeping, since I had never worked with bees before that day, and it was a great opportunity to show my family, some members of which were not very confident around the bees, that the bees really weren't dangerous in any capacity as long as they were treated with respect. 
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Re: a cute beekeeping thing I read today
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2019, 06:50:25 pm »
I wonder if a bee lands on me, does the bee think I am flower or noxious weed.  My concern is the latter is prevalent.
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Re: a cute beekeeping thing I read today
« Reply #18 on: November 26, 2019, 10:04:48 am »
I wonder if a bee lands on me, does the bee think I am flower or noxious weed.  My concern is the latter is prevalent.
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Van, you posted that in April. So you?re still struggling. I?d Amit a variety of reasons- maybe some need their tires rotated or oil changed!!
But I digress, of course your a flower. Maybe a cactus flower but a flower
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Re: a cute beekeeping thing I read today
« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2019, 10:13:23 am »
Oil change?  Oh Salty, if only I could get a tune up.  I?m running on 7, but still running.  Lol
Again, thanks Salty for the post of green and flowers.  Now that was warming to my heart.
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