Jerf
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Be kind to bee kind. It's in everyone's interest.
10:47 AM - Apr 07, 2023
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Marie Jamison
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In response to Jerf.
Given that 90 percent in any given hive are female, are the workers and stay busy...this tracks. 🐝
04:42 PM - Nov 10, 2023
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Matt Egan he/him/his
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In response to Jerf.
Absolutely fascinating and nothing I would have expected. I incorrectly assumed worker bees reacted solely, and entirely, on the interaction between hive mind intelligence and environmental cues. I try not to kill bees, realizing their critical role as pollinators, this starkly changes that belief!
07:50 PM - Apr 23, 2023
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CzechChik60
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07:30 PM - Apr 23, 2023
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Matt Egan he/him/his
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100% agreed. Yellowjackets are I'll manored, over territorial assholes. I don't classify yellowjackets in the same way as honey and bumblebees. I don't get stung bu by honey bees or bumblebees, ever, but fight with yellow jackets every year. I get stung by yellowjackets every year, almost never bees
07:55 PM - Apr 23, 2023
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(((Murdoch Twersky)))
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In response to Jerf.
Oh dear!
06:54 PM - Apr 23, 2023
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(((Murdoch Twersky)))
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In response to Jerf.
We have them swarming our front yard, which is mostly woods. I give them their space 😇
09:33 PM - Apr 21, 2023
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Francy NOT Fancy
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In response to Jerf.
Fascinating! Thanks for sharing!
"It argues that bees can demonstrate sophisticated emotions resembling optimism, frustration, playfulness and fear, traits more commonly associated with mammals."
02:08 PM - Apr 14, 2023
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Lindy Davis
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10:40 AM - Apr 14, 2023
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uOMi
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In response to Jerf.
I discovered another one of those bee sanctuaries along the river, supposedly attracting bees only I never seen any bees near them?

All life is sacred.
08:09 PM - Apr 10, 2023
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uOMi
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In response to Jerf.
Glass, bamboo, steel containers are so much more friendly to the environment.
08:06 PM - Apr 10, 2023
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Brian Green
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In response to Jerf.
I've always tried to capture bees that make it into the house and take them outside as well. Which is a little challenging since I'm highly allergic to bee stings! 😬
but do love our little bee helpers!
05:02 PM - Apr 08, 2023
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Jerf
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In response to Brian Green.
I'm not allergic but I do try to escort them out an open door or window. I hesitate to jar them and piss them off.
05:09 PM - Apr 08, 2023
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Luis Gonzalez
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In response to Jerf.
I get it, we must respect nature. Bees and other insects are essential for life as we know it, but I’m sorry… you can’t use sentient and primitive consciousness on the same sentence. I’m going to ask the anthropologist in the family what they think about this one.
11:19 AM - Apr 07, 2023
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Jerf
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In response to Luis Gonzalez.
Good point, that's a bit equivocal there. But it's a thought-provoking article that is definitely worth a read.
05:59 AM - Apr 08, 2023
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