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Originally posted by Druid42
...You have one lucky little guy there. Amazing story, as he definitely had his guardian angel watching him.
do you have to worry about what kind of bees they are? Or are there few breeds of honeybee?
Honey bees (or honeybees) are a subset of bees in the genus Apis, primarily distinguished by the production and storage of honey and the construction of perennial, colonial nests out of wax. Honey bees are the only extant members of the tribe Apini, all in the genus Apis. Currently, there are only seven recognised species of honey bee with a total of 44 subspecies, though historically, anywhere from six to eleven species have been recognised. Honey bees represent only a small fraction of the approximately 20,000 known species of bees. Some other types of related bees produce and store honey, but only members of the genus Apis are true honey bees.
do those large black and yellow bumble bees make honey?
Originally posted by Philippines
Cool post! Thanks for the pics on how to reclaim a swarming hive. Here it's a bit different as you have to first spot the domestic bees from the native ones, and then follow them to their new hive.
Do you collect the pollen much? I have seen it done with a couple of brushes at the entrance of the hive, that will scrape off the pollen from the bees legs as they enter the hive.
Is it also true they relieve themselves (insect poop/piss) before landing to the hive? I have heard that lol