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(UPI)   40,000 bees found nesting at Miami airport hoping to hitch a ride to Pollenesia   (upi.com) divider line 29
    More: Florida, Miami Airport, Pollenesia, Miami, Miami-Dade  
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2014-01-12 08:47:11 AM
Nic Cage traumatized by the discovery.
 
2014-01-12 08:47:57 AM
Cute headline subby
 
2014-01-12 08:49:20 AM
Those are some sophisticated bees!!
FTFA:

"For their efforts the workers got a sweet reward: Nearly 25 pounds of bottled honey"

Those bees didn't fark with honeycombs.  They put their stuff directly in bottles!!
 
2014-01-12 08:51:28 AM
Subby misspelled..
oh.
Funny subby.
 
2014-01-12 08:55:22 AM
Oh beehive, subby.
 
2014-01-12 09:02:42 AM
You should never allow that many stingers near an airport.
 
2014-01-12 09:08:01 AM
This treacherous displacement of a peaceful colony will be noted in the apian codex and not forgotten.
 
2014-01-12 09:14:34 AM
Were they covered?
 
2014-01-12 09:16:26 AM
A headline fit for a queen.
 
2014-01-12 09:46:01 AM
www.teamvalkyrieftw.com
 
2014-01-12 09:48:26 AM
Starting a Top Bar Hive this spring.   I would love those bees.
And keep them.
 
2014-01-12 10:00:22 AM
Whats' this? An overabundance of bees in the workplace?

theawesomer.com

A large influx of BEES oughta put a stop to that!
 
2014-01-12 10:01:42 AM
Bees removed after paying a $50 hive relocation fee.
 
2014-01-12 10:13:35 AM
"Pollenesia!" That's a stroke of brilliance right there, subby. But then again, my sense of humor is rather uncommon.
 
2014-01-12 10:18:07 AM
Cool story, Subby.  (CSS?)  I live in N. Florida, and have the occasional honey bee, wasp or hornet get inside when me and the dog are going in and out.  I'm on the "catch and release" program (with spiders and lizards, as well.)  A cardboard paper towel tube with a playing card to seal one end is my method for trapping them and showing them the exit, unharmed.

The hornets are the real bad-asses, though.  Much more aggressive.  If they fail to comply, then it's ("sorry, little dude") terminate with extreme prejudice.
 
2014-01-12 10:24:15 AM

unfarkingbelievable: "Pollenesia!" That's a stroke of brilliance right there, subby. But then again, my sense of humor is rather uncommon.


I agree it's good but he didn't make it up. The term has been circulating in weather and allergenic circles for years. From whom it really originated is anyone's guess.
 
2014-01-12 10:32:36 AM
Well, there's one contender for HOTY.
 
2014-01-12 11:19:14 AM

SoupJohnB: Cool story, Subby.  (CSS?)  I live in N. Florida, and have the occasional honey bee, wasp or hornet get inside when me and the dog are going in and out.  I'm on the "catch and release" program (with spiders and lizards, as well.)  A cardboard paper towel tube with a playing card to seal one end is my method for trapping them and showing them the exit, unharmed.

The hornets are the real bad-asses, though.  Much more aggressive.  If they fail to comply, then it's ("sorry, little dude") terminate with extreme prejudice.


You are much braver than I if you actually try to catch hornets. I mean, I can barely be exposed to a bumblebee without nearly inducing fainting. And hornets and wasps are mean.

/too many legs
//same logic applies to shellfish
 
2014-01-12 12:01:38 PM
i309.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-12 01:18:27 PM

berylman: unfarkingbelievable: "Pollenesia!" That's a stroke of brilliance right there, subby. But then again, my sense of humor is rather uncommon.

I agree it's good but he didn't make it up. The term has been circulating in weather and allergenic circles for years. From whom it really originated is anyone's guess.


Well, thank you, Berylman! I didn't know that. Cue up the "The More You Know" visual! :)
 
2014-01-12 01:51:14 PM

SoupJohnB: Cool story, Subby.  (CSS?)  I live in N. Florida, and have the occasional honey bee, wasp or hornet get inside when me and the dog are going in and out.  I'm on the "catch and release" program (with spiders and lizards, as well.)  A cardboard paper towel tube with a playing card to seal one end is my method for trapping them and showing them the exit, unharmed.
The hornets are the real bad-asses, though.  Much more aggressive.  If they fail to comply, then it's ("sorry, little dude") terminate with extreme prejudice.


I catch them wearing work gloves. Grab them by the wings, throw them out. Haven't damaged any of them yet.
 
2014-01-12 02:12:14 PM

cryinoutloud: SoupJohnB:
The hornets are the real bad-asses, though.  Much more aggressive.  If they fail to comply, then it's ("sorry, little dude") terminate with extreme prejudice.

I catch them wearing work gloves. Grab them by the wings, throw them out. Haven't damaged any of them yet.


D'oh!  That's a much better idea than trying to kill one with a cardboard tube.  Thx
 
2014-01-12 03:33:07 PM

santadog: Starting a Top Bar Hive this spring.   I would love those bees.
And keep them.


I have several hives, one of them a top bar. I've never been able to get the top bar through a winter for some reason. Today was fairly warm, and it was the only hive not flying. I tapped on it. No buzz. I figured it was dead again. I lifted the top off. They were still alive. Holy s@#t were they still alive. I'll never do that again.
 
2014-01-12 06:51:38 PM

Oblio13: santadog: Starting a Top Bar Hive this spring.   I would love those bees.
And keep them.

I have several hives, one of them a top bar. I've never been able to get the top bar through a winter for some reason. Today was fairly warm, and it was the only hive not flying. I tapped on it. No buzz. I figured it was dead again. I lifted the top off. They were still alive. Holy s@#t were they still alive. I'll never do that again.


Oh dear I think I hurt myself in a combination of laughter and shuddering from nightmare fuel.
 
2014-01-12 09:54:05 PM
fc01.deviantart.net
 
2014-01-13 12:36:28 AM
"Who would want a bee as a gift?"
 
2014-01-13 10:25:54 AM
Let them stay there; we're losing enough of them as it is.
 
2014-01-13 07:19:45 PM

Oblio13: santadog: Starting a Top Bar Hive this spring.   I would love those bees.
And keep them.

I have several hives, one of them a top bar. I've never been able to get the top bar through a winter for some reason. Today was fairly warm, and it was the only hive not flying. I tapped on it. No buzz. I figured it was dead again. I lifted the top off. They were still alive. Holy s@#t were they still alive. I'll never do that again.


Yeah, I've had those moments!  I've been helping my mother with her hives, as she's getting older.  She had put mouse screening up, but dead bees were backed up just inside the entrance.  52f-ish.  She got her hive tool, pulled the screen of and raked the dead away from the entrance.  Well, she spent a bit too much time doing that, and she too... will never do that again.

I'm going to make a wind guard for winter.   I figure, and lang is just as much a log to the bees as a top bar, so it's really luck of the draw.  My bee mentor is 3rd generation beekeeper, started out this spring with 11 hives, and ended the summer season with 7.
Giving the top bar a try because of back and neck issues.  I think it will be easier for me to manage.  I'm not trying to profit off my bees, so the fact that it doesn't produce as much honey as a Langstroth doesn't bother me.  Excited about the observation window.  I'm going to roof mine with old license plates.
 
2014-01-13 07:22:11 PM

mathpat: "Who would want a bee as a gift?"


One is useless.  I would need about 20,000 more to get started.  :)
 
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