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How stupid are bees

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by hotballa, May 25, 2016.

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  1. s land balla

    s land balla Contributing Member

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    Bees chase car for 2 days to rescue queen

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    This is the story of a ferocious army determined to rescue their queen from a metal fortress.

    Or, viewed another way, a swarm of bees who, for two days, followed their queen bee trapped inside a Mitsubishi Outlander.

    Either way, it makes for a good tale.

    The Outlander belongs to Carol Howarth, a 68-year-old grandmother, who had no idea she'd picked up a tiny winged passenger when she visited a nature reserve.

    Later, when she stopped to go shopping in Haverfordwest, West Wales, the bees descended - thousands and thousands of them.

    We'll let local ranger Tom Moses take it from here.

    Moses, who works as a Pembrokeshire Coast National Park ranger, was driving by when he happened upon the raid.

    "Driving through town noticed this going on outside the Lower Three Crowns and couldn't resist getting involved!" he wrote in a pun-filled post on his Facebook page. (Headline: Bee-rilliant swarm.)

    He was worried someone might do something "stupid."

    Bees are already dying from habitat loss and terrible farming practices, like pesticide use, he figured. The last thing you want is someone to pour boiling water on them to shoo them away from a car.

    So, he called in reinforcements -- the intrepid folks at the Pembrokeshire Beekeepers Association.

    They gingerly nudged the bees into a box. Not so gingerly though. There were several stinging incidents like the "drunk bloke from pub went and swept a load of bees off car with hand looking for queen, got stung loads pfffft....."

    You'd think that would be the end of the story, but you'd be wrong.

    The next morning, Howarth found the bees were back, she told The Telegraph.

    So once again, out came the beekeepers.

    By 6 p.m., her Outlander was free of the bees. (No word though on what happened to the queen.)

    Moses says members of colonies often follow their queen bee if she moves hives.

    And queens moves hives if the hives are disturbed -- say, by humans. Or by the arrival of another queen bee.

    He speculates the shiny warm Mitsubishi might have seemed like a good option for a new home.
     
  2. dharocks

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    We should maybe come up with a rule regarding who hotballa gets to call stupid
     
  3. Rocketman95

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    I nominate "nothing".
     
  4. tehG l i d e

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    Found a wasp nest inside the gas door of my car a few weeks ago. Now Im scared everytime I get gas.
     
  5. Dgn1

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    I beelieve you have melissophobia.
     
  6. Shaud

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    Bee flew up on you because he wanted to talk to you man to face
     
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    Spray citrus, lemon/lime juice on your door.

    And get some shots (anti-bee shots).
     
  9. hooroo

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    No need to guess where this came from....modified for Hotballa at the end!

     
  11. Daedalus

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    Anybody remember the bee game?

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  13. Rashmon

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    Was coming to post this.
     
  15. CCity Zero

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    Lol, a bee?!? We're talking about a bee?!? Just get your EpiPen ready :)
     
  16. codell

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    hotballa======>[​IMG]
     
  17. pippendagimp

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    this thread is the missing link to beasley's bball IQ
     
  18. AstroMechPLZ

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    A wise man once told me, if a bee is bothering you, don't swat it or run away, just stand still and look right at it, because seeing is bee-lieving.
     
  19. CometsWin

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    hotballa thread
     
  20. Ender120

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    Heh.

    Bee sting.
     

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