BEES

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Re: BEES

Post by Placido » Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:14 am

:yes: Wottaspot !!! There's a First.

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Re: BEES

Post by Placido » Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:47 am

science.sciencemag.org/content/367/6478/685
This article about bumblebees' decline makes interesting reading. Elsewhere, articles expand on the theme but any way it's pitched it's bad news for bumbles :(.

Sorry, can't seem to make the link work :shrug:.

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Re: BEES

Post by Willpar » Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:11 am

Read a piece this morning on it Placi. Not looking good, but seemed to be focused on North America.

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Re: BEES

Post by Placido » Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:56 pm

Still can't make the link work, but if you google "science mag: bumblebees" it goes straight to it.
It's the heat that's doing it but it's jolly cold today !!

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Re: BEES

Post by Butterfly » Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:01 pm

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^Found this beauty in my garden earlier :love: . It looked a bit drowsy though, so I moved it and put it on a heather bush where I've seen other bumble bees feeding. Went to check on it a bit later but it was gone, so I assume its all good :)

Edit: I don't know why that image is not showing :unsure:
Edit 2: got it working

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Re: BEES

Post by Jacksparrow » Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:03 pm

It certainly appears to be drowsy. It's not exactly Bumblebee weather just yet. I have yet to see one this year. :(

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Re: BEES

Post by Butterfly » Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:56 pm

I've been seeing them for few days now Jack, might be that this warmer than usual weather is affecting them :unsure:

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Re: BEES

Post by Willpar » Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:55 am

Just seen one of those huge bumble bees in my garden. Never stayed long though.

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Re: BEES

Post by Jacksparrow » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:02 pm

Willpar wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:55 am
Just seen one of those huge bumble bees in my garden. Never stayed long though.
A queen house hunting probably :nod: :bee:

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Re: BEES

Post by Willpar » Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:07 am

Seen in my garden today, a bee I never recognized. Was black with two grey stripes up near its head. Looked it up and it was a Andrena cineraria - ashy mining-bee. I reckon it is the first time I have ever seen one.

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