A lot of buzzing going on, bees

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niemeyjt wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 5:03 pm Their urine is highly regarded in the automotive industry.
We used to call that Watneys ale.

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exile wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 6:00 pm
A swarm caught early in the year will repay the beekeeper with honey, but a swarm caught in July will probably produce no honey to spare and may even need feeding in late autumn to give it the resources to survive the winter.
Oh well, let's think of it as an investment for future years! :D

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We have had noticeably fewer bees and butterflies this year. Don't know why after a frost free winter, maybe too much constant rain, or maybe the hornet nest in our chimney.
Humanity landed on the moon over fifty years ago but it seems too much to ask for a reliable telephone/internet service in rural France.

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#14 Post by Oldblueraincoat »

Lots of Bees in the garden yesterday - not to sure about the big black one looks like the Darth Vader of bee's.
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The black ones are Carpenter bees (Xylocopes) which are harmless though they can sting if provoked.

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Blaze wrote: Sun Jul 14, 2024 8:32 am The black ones are Carpenter bees
Aren't those the ones that eat holes into anything made of wood ? They can be very destructive.

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Caroenter bees usually burrow into dead woid so not a lot of damage done

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ajm wrote: Sun Jul 14, 2024 11:30 am Caroenter bees usually burrow into dead woid so not a lot of damage done
Not at our house in the USA. They ate huge holes in a gorgeous wood deck (that was only a few years old, so not at all rotting). They apparently burrow into the holes they made in Summer to leave their 'young' (I forget what they're called) during Winter to return in full force in Spring/Summer to continue feasting on your expensive project. And the wood was treated too, so I would have thought they wouldn't like the taste.. Not so. They returned EVERY single year.

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A good article about Carpenter Bees ...
https://mypestpros.com/pest-control-tip ... -eat-wood/

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