Millions of Bees Loose on CA Highway 99

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  1. Taximom

    Taximom Former Member

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  3. MagicRose99

    MagicRose99 Watch out for my thorns!

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    This happened a few miles from me... what the article doesn't tell you is how they caught most of the bees... they set up the bee boxes on the side of the road... and they flew right over to them and settled inside! They say that bees smell other bees and gravitate together.
     
  4. Texana

    Texana Overreaching

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    Bees obviously are smarter than a lot bigger animals.
     
  5. hipmamajen

    hipmamajen I love the friends I have gathered together on thi

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    Har! :clap:
     
  6. Nova

    Nova New Member

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    Wow! Do they automatically blend into other hives? I think ants do the opposite and immediately attack any ant that isn't from their own hill.
     
  7. MagicRose99

    MagicRose99 Watch out for my thorns!

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    I didn't get the technical details (too busy eating corned beef and cabbage! LOL!) but that's the impression I got.
     
  8. panglossian

    panglossian Inactive

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    They gravitate towards the queens, not other bees. The beekeeper probably brought more queens or possibly the queens were still in the boxes. It's very simple.
     
  9. Pepper

    Pepper Former Member

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    Well that explains why I had two bees in my car just hours apart.
     
  10. ljwf22

    ljwf22 Reality continues to ruin my life.

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    Because you are a queen? ;) We all are queens, in the best sense.
     

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