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#1 Offline T.C. - Posted November 7 2016 - 12:21 PM

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I have not seen a honey bee all summer long, however now in November when i have never seen a honey bee at this time of year and  at this time of year here things are typically frozen... honey bees are about flying everywhere... hundreds of them in all different areas? Where did these guys come from... I thought there was a shortage? Cans of soda have 100 or money honey bees on them each and I have provided random photos so i don't hear...  ("They were probably hornets, not honey bees.") lol

 

 

 



#2 Offline Canadian anter - Posted November 7 2016 - 12:41 PM

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nuptial flight. the last photo seems to be a bunch of drones and the first is perhaps a queen
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#3 Offline T.C. - Posted November 7 2016 - 1:02 PM

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I don't think honey bees have nuptial flights?



#4 Offline Canadian anter - Posted November 7 2016 - 1:12 PM

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they're called mating flights or swarms for honeybees
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#5 Offline noebl1 - Posted November 7 2016 - 1:13 PM

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EDIT: n/m, I see he posted


Edited by noebl1, November 7 2016 - 1:13 PM.


#6 Offline T.C. - Posted November 7 2016 - 2:14 PM

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EDIT: n/m, I see he posted

What???



#7 Offline MrILoveTheAnts - Posted November 7 2016 - 2:32 PM

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None of the information in this thread is correct.

 

Honeybee hives spread by division in the spring time. Queen bees to Apis mellifera are completely helpless a few thousand workers helping her. These are just workers collecting spilled soda.


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#8 Offline noebl1 - Posted November 7 2016 - 2:38 PM

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EDIT: n/m, I see he posted

I realized I said the same thing as Canadian Anter and couldn't delete it :)



#9 Offline Solenoqueen - Posted November 7 2016 - 3:38 PM

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:facepalm:


haha ant queen go brr


#10 Offline Canadian anter - Posted November 7 2016 - 4:56 PM

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for some reason the bees in the second picture look like drones to me
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#11 Offline Alabama Anter - Posted November 7 2016 - 5:03 PM

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for some reason the bees in the second picture look like drones to me

How??!!!
Keeper of...

(2) Parakeets
(2) Peppered Corydoras
(4) Neon Tetras
(1) Hermit Crab
(100-300) Mealworms
(1) Tetramorium sp. E
(1) Dormymyrmex bicolor
(1) Dormymyrmex insanus
(1) Solenopsis invicta
(1) Formica fusca
(1) Lasius neoniger
(1) Crematogaster cerasi
(1) Myrmecocystus testacus

#12 Offline Canadian anter - Posted November 7 2016 - 5:13 PM

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the size of the eyes
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#13 Offline MrILoveTheAnts - Posted November 7 2016 - 7:58 PM

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Drones are incapable of feeding themselves, don't forage, and would never land on the side walk like that.


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#14 Offline Enderz - Posted November 7 2016 - 8:11 PM

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As a person who see a lot of these exact bees, I can tell that those are just workers foraging not any "nuptial flight".


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#15 Offline T.C. - Posted November 7 2016 - 10:17 PM

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These bees I think were just eating... I am not sure if that was soda or what? However tonight I looked around to find had not flown home where ever that is? They were just randomly sitting around on cars, buildings, ground etc. not moving really at all?



#16 Offline Enderz - Posted November 7 2016 - 10:41 PM

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Suicidal bees? Birds must be happy.

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#17 Offline dermy - Posted November 8 2016 - 12:45 AM

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I always thought "Mating Flights" for bees happened either in the summer or spring definitely not this late.... Although I could be wrong, I'm not a beekeeper.



#18 Offline T.C. - Posted November 8 2016 - 9:10 AM

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I am not sure how they do they're queen reproduction. I will have to google it later.



#19 Offline sgheaton - Posted November 8 2016 - 1:02 PM

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Colorado is having an issue that it won't decide if its winter yet. Talking with the BeeKeeper of 25+ years, he's complained that while he's set up all of his hives for winter time.... the bees are havin' a field day eating all the food reserves for winter because of the weather making them think that its "not quite time" yet. So they fly out and do their thing....except there aren't any flowers anymore.... so the circle of death makes it round!


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#20 Offline Canadian anter - Posted November 8 2016 - 3:02 PM

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hehe I only see one ortwo bees every year.Not a good thing I suppose
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