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Incredible photo of a bee sting - abdominal tissue trailing behind - award winning

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posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 09:47 PM
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Originally posted by Hellhound604

Originally posted by mainidh
I despise bees. they infest our roof, fly into my room at night when the light is on, and swarm me.

But I do like honey. So I guess the trade off by being stung on your hands to the point your hand feels like a swollen glove pays off.

And chickens.. and sesame seeds

How can I be hungry after looking at a bee stinging some dudes arm and killing itself. Hrmm. weird things in my head tonight.

ahh well, mebbe I'll be able to sleep at some point.


Well, you do realise than honey is puke?????? Bees vomit up their honey.

bee vomit


You do realize that I will explain the process? That you are vilifying the process by stating it's puke? As if it's some putrid semi-digested protein material that have mixed futility with hydrochloric stomach acids? Bees don't require protein nor a highly acidic PH balance.

Bees do however, go through a process of enzymatic conversion. They either drink the nectar from the flower, or collect the pollen from such.

The miracle of plant pollination is the fact that a bee visits 3000-6000 plants, during it's last two weeks of life. It shakes a bit of pollen from each plant it visits onto the next.

If a healthy hive has a minimum of 30,000 bees, that's over 90 million plants pollinated.

You are so right to think that bees keep us alive.

Back to the vomit. It's sucrose. Sugar. Yes, bees vomit sugar. That's not so bad.

The bees collect pollen from flowers, sip nectar, and swallow it. There is a set of enzymatic reactions that occur while the nectar is in the bees belly. The forager's belly, the bees that only have two or three weeks to live. They return to the hive, and secrete, NOT VOMIT, the contents of their stomachs to another bee, another female, another bee that will take her place someday. The receiving bee takes the sugar, swallows it, and does a secondary enzymatic conversion on it. It's now honey, and the bee secretes it into a honey comb. It's capped off by another set of bees, and the frame of honey is stored for later use, or extracted by the honey farmers.

Quit throwing negative connotations on a process that supersedes millions of years. Thank You.




posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 10:04 PM
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I don't think anyones done that in the history of photography.
Good job! Bees' need to figure out how to fix that little problem...
They need to stay around longer.



posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 11:07 PM
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Originally posted by ShadowAngel85
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More sad for the guy that got stung. Bee stings are annoying as hell and hurt - that's why i kill this buggers on first sight before they even reach me (same as Wasps and all the other crap that flies around and annoys me)

edit on 16/6/2012 by ShadowAngel85 because: (no reason given)


I ignore them and they ignore me.
I have never been stung by a bee in my life.



posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 11:11 PM
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Originally posted by Hecate666
Not so much award winning as seriously sad...for the bee.

Not really, its a evolutionary defence system and I would be surprised if he didnt have a release of chemicals to calm him down or relieve pain.



posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 11:22 PM
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Originally posted by Druid42

Originally posted by Hellhound604

Originally posted by mainidh
I despise bees. they infest our roof, fly into my room at night when the light is on, and swarm me.

But I do like honey. So I guess the trade off by being stung on your hands to the point your hand feels like a swollen glove pays off.

And chickens.. and sesame seeds

How can I be hungry after looking at a bee stinging some dudes arm and killing itself. Hrmm. weird things in my head tonight.

ahh well, mebbe I'll be able to sleep at some point.


Well, you do realise than honey is puke?????? Bees vomit up their honey.

bee vomit


You do realize that I will explain the process? That you are vilifying the process by stating it's puke? As if it's some putrid semi-digested protein material that have mixed futility with hydrochloric stomach acids? Bees don't require protein nor a highly acidic PH balance.

Bees do however, go through a process of enzymatic conversion. They either drink the nectar from the flower, or collect the pollen from such.

The miracle of plant pollination is the fact that a bee visits 3000-6000 plants, during it's last two weeks of life. It shakes a bit of pollen from each plant it visits onto the next.

If a healthy hive has a minimum of 30,000 bees, that's over 90 million plants pollinated.

You are so right to think that bees keep us alive.

Back to the vomit. It's sucrose. Sugar. Yes, bees vomit sugar. That's not so bad.

The bees collect pollen from flowers, sip nectar, and swallow it. There is a set of enzymatic reactions that occur while the nectar is in the bees belly. The forager's belly, the bees that only have two or three weeks to live. They return to the hive, and secrete, NOT VOMIT, the contents of their stomachs to another bee, another female, another bee that will take her place someday. The receiving bee takes the sugar, swallows it, and does a secondary enzymatic conversion on it. It's now honey, and the bee secretes it into a honey comb. It's capped off by another set of bees, and the frame of honey is stored for later use, or extracted by the honey farmers.

Quit throwing negative connotations on a process that supersedes millions of years. Thank You.

Good post!
ALSO...If you have allergies to pollen mainidh's "bee vomit"
is very good for you.
You buy the local honey and it protects you against allergens from the "local" plants.
Makes sense, right? I stock up on honey - afraid there will be a shortage.
Actually, it is only a matter of time.

If mainidh has any oyster vomit or caterpillar spit - I'll take them off his hands!
I like silk and pearls. LOL



posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 12:08 AM
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Originally posted by Hecate666
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Did you know that we would all die if bees stopped to exist?



Yea I think that it was Einstein that said that humanity had something like 4 years left to live once the last of the bees dies off or something like that....all I know is that I have been perplexed pondering the thought ever since hearing of it a few years ago. Trip.



posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 01:26 AM
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I have loads of flowers in and around my vegetable garden.

I am also fortunate to have a bee-hive in one of the trunks of a dead tree.

The bees were a little bit of a surprise at first, but now that I have relaxed, they really are quite wonderful lil guys to watch.

Not only that, but the bees and I seem to be able to work in very close relation with me weeding, and watering, and them collecting pollen and what not.. even have a few mistake my bare hand as a flower.. I just hold still for a few until they are done walking around, then they fly off.

Now the yellow jackets, tho lil buggers are a must kill on sight. Not only that, but the traps are quite effective. Since we've been working on eliminating them as much as possible, I have noticed more bees in the area.

They really are quite fascinating to watch. I urge people to watch as they go about their business. Just remain respectful, and everything will be fine.



posted on Jun, 17 2012 @ 01:29 AM
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Originally posted by Hecate666
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I personally pick them up by hand and have never been stung.


I'd like to hear more about how you go about picking them up. That just blows my mind. I don't have an issue with them landing on me, or flying around me, or what not. To PICK THEM UP just makes my brain spin, and I just sit here thinking.. "HOW!?!?!"

-Cyg




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