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Level 27: Desk Jockey
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Re: Awakening Sleeping BEEuties

Ah I just pipped you to the post for once 😀 @Cleoriff 😃


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Re: Awakening Sleeping BEEuties

Not seen any bees 🐝 today but I've seen a wasp on this glorious summers day . ... It's dead now... I'm going to hell ain't I? 

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@jonsie wrote:

Not seen any bees 🐝 today but I've seen a wasp on this glorious summers day . ... It's dead now... I'm going to hell ain't I? 


The time has come The Walrus said to speak of many things of shoes and ships and sealing wax : of cabbages and Kings -and why the sea is boiling hot and whether wasps should die Thinking


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Re: Awakening Sleeping BEEuties

They invade my house then they die 555

 

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Cancelled as not good will try again  ;   Made it larger so better ~ smiley

 

 

 

 

 

This is my first attempt of showing a video of the bees coming and going @liggerz87 

hope it works, if not back to the drawing board.

 

Putting in a photo of the little bees in the tubes (close up)

WP_20190406_12_37_31_Pro (2).jpgtwo little ones bottom

 


Thank you @TallTrees for the vid & enlarged pic ... lovely to see the 2 little bees in their tubes ... did you make the tubes yourself & what are they made from please

 

Just to add the 2 flocks of sparrows I support have about 10% of their suet & seed filled coconut halves left, I put them up on Thursday ... I have bulk bought them off Ebay 

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Re: Awakening Sleeping BEEuties

Hi @WispaRed7
So pleased you enjoyed the video and photo, they look so cute in the tubes, so funny 😁 The tubes are card board with a paper insert. They could be made but would be difficult and take ages, as I need about 200 tubes. The cardboard outer is reusable , I replace the paper insert when they are used. I buy them from a cj wildlife. Those sparrows are enjoying a feast 🎂🍰🍦🍩🍨😁😀🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊


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Re: Awakening Sleeping BEEuties

Thanks for sharing the video @TallTrees ! Great to see the bees in action and it looks like a fair few are active already. smiling

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Re: Awakening Sleeping BEEuties

Awesome, well done with the video @TallTrees ! The bees in the tubes look so cute peeking out like that. Smiley Very Happy

 

You mentioned you sit under the boxes observing the bees come and go sometimes. I'd be fascinated and scared at the same time, what if they would come at me if I accidentally move in what they might perceive as threatening way, and sting me. Smiley Surprised Or do these ones sting?

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Re: Awakening Sleeping BEEuties

Thank you @Martin-O2  the weather changed to chilly but they are flying around

again and more are emerging ~ so I am hoping for a great season of lots of new

happy bees!yahoo



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Hello @Marjo  and thank you ~ no ~ these bees do not have a sting :  actually when I peer close up

they are scared and fly off or go further down the tube ~ sweeties!

When I stand back they fly around me and passed me , they are really concentrating.  They are waiting for the girls to come out of the "release box" at the very top of the tubes so actually they couldn't

care less about me!  The girls come out a week or so after the boys. That is why they are flying

about the boxes : they go off for a bit  and feed up on some nectar and pollen and then come back to 

check if any girls have emerged ~ aren't they just super.yahoo

Talking to the post lady yesterday as the boxes are just above the letter box!  She was ok with it I told her they wouldn't sting ~ she was fascinated said Oooh those boxes work!

Glad everyone is understanding and happy too laughing