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1st Bee Rescue 2006

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Bony Maloney, 13 May 2006.

  1. Bony Maloney

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    It's that time of year again. I love these little fellas
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    I spotted him crawling across the kitchen floor.
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    A few drops of the "Rescue Remedy"
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    A pre-flight clean up
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    Last pre flight checks and he was offsky to pollenate another day :cool:
     
  2. Kol

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    Rofl. Good man. I'm a big fan of bees. Wasps, no, but bees, oh yes.
     
  3. benjo plz.

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    Get stung much Bony M?
     
  4. shimy182

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    yeh. gd olde bees ;)
    my dad once told me off when i killed a bee. ahhhh young days.
     
  5. VeNT

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    what was the stuff you gave it?
     
  6. Stringy

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    I saved one last week with Strawberry Jam :) Didn't get pics though.
     
  7. Arcade Fire

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    I remember the same thread last year! I saw a crawling bee the other day, but I had no access to anything sugary so couldn't rescue it. I will keep my eyes peeled when I'm at home.
     
  8. Andelusion

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    Awww it's eating the honey :D
     
  9. Bony Maloney

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    Never have :)

    If I told you, I would have to kill you ;) It's good old honey m8, as said jam does the trick just as well :cool:
     
  10. jcb33

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    Err..... are not bees that are on there back normaly dying because they have lost there sting and thus unsaveable?
     
  11. VeNT

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    I like bumble bees better tbh
     
  12. Arcade Fire

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    Perhaps. But bees that are just sluggish are very much saveable - they just need something sugary to give them some energy.
     
  13. Bony Maloney

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    They have run out of fuel m8, sugars from nectar provide fuel for their flight :)
     
  14. Andelusion

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    Is there something wrong with them when they're just crawling about? :confused:
     
  15. jcb33

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    Hmmm instead of thinking aww :( poor thing lost its sting in future i will pick them up, walk home and give them food :D, does it work for bumble bee's also?
     
  16. Bony Maloney

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    They are knackered and out of fuel, unless they have stung and then they are dying. Most Bees I have seen that have stung are on their backs and most definitely look like they are on their way out, whereas tired Bees look just that, tired and out of energy. Either way I always try the refuelling just in case :)
     
  17. VeNT

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    old lady down the road has 4 bee hives, dunno if she maintains em or anything but I know we always seem to have bees around
    wasps too sadly :(
     
  18. Seb

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    bees make honey. honey is sweeeeeeeeeeeet.
     
  19. Bony Maloney

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    Hey cool 2nd one of the year :) This little fella has just taken 40mins to refuel and fly off. My arm is tired Lol. For those of you that try this don't be concerned by "petty mals" and little fits. Sometimes it takes a while for them to process the food into fuel, oh and they like to clean themselves really well before take off. Don't give up, they will fly again.
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    Jam this time!

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  20. pyro

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    Awwwwwwww! They are cute:D