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First bumblebee queens of the year


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#41 Offline ANTdrew - Posted November 5 2020 - 4:36 PM

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Females can sting, but very rarely do. I pet them all the time because it makes me happy.
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#42 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted November 5 2020 - 4:44 PM

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Females can sting, but very rarely do. I pet them all the time because it makes me happy.

this is literally why i want them they are friendly fluffy jellybeans of happiness 


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#43 Offline ANTdrew - Posted November 5 2020 - 5:24 PM

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The best thing to do then is to make a native plant garden. Plant a mix of species that will have blooms from spring through fall. The goal is to have something in bloom at all times.
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#44 Offline ponerinecat - Posted November 5 2020 - 5:32 PM

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When the gynes come out in spring it's always fun to pick em up and walk them around on your hands, some of the most docile hymenopterans I've met.


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#45 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted November 5 2020 - 5:33 PM

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When the gynes come out in spring it's always fun to pick em up and walk them around on your hands, some of the most docile hymenopterans I've met.

aww that sounds so cute! and btw, what are gynes? 


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#46 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted November 17 2020 - 9:51 AM

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When the gynes come out in spring it's always fun to pick em up and walk them around on your hands, some of the most docile hymenopterans I've met.

aww that sounds so cute! and btw, what are gynes? 

 

Reproductives I think.



#47 Offline ANTdrew - Posted November 17 2020 - 10:02 AM

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Just a fancy way to say queens.


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#48 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted November 17 2020 - 10:05 AM

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#49 Offline ANTdrew - Posted November 24 2020 - 7:06 AM

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Unseasonable warmth continues here in VA, and I saw this beauty of a queen lounging on the last of my Echinacea:

 

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#50 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted November 24 2020 - 7:28 AM

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yea down here it was about 50-60 despite being in winter for around a week and then at night it got to like 30 degrees. climate change is confusing.


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#51 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted November 24 2020 - 9:53 AM

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that's adorable <3


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