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Do Honeybees Really Die When They Sting
« on: September 06, 2016, 09:47:53 pm »
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Re: Do Honeybees Really Die When They Sting
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2016, 09:52:55 pm »
Nice video!

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Re: Do Honeybees Really Die When They Sting
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2016, 10:12:19 pm »
Interesting and cool video, thanks!
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Re: Do Honeybees Really Die When They Sting
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2016, 10:26:55 pm »
Thanks for posting.

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Re: Do Honeybees Really Die When They Sting
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2016, 09:38:15 am »
Great video!  I am curious if the venom still pumps in those instances where the bee is able to pull free?
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Re: Do Honeybees Really Die When They Sting
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2016, 12:19:38 pm »
I was taught that if the stinger comes loose in your skin, but the guts of the bee stay intact, the the bee doesn't necessarily die. It will simply keep on working without a stinger. If the bee is really mad at you, it will most likely sink the stinger in earnest and pull away quickly leaving guts behind.
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Re: Do Honeybees Really Die When They Sting
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2016, 09:03:43 pm »
Nice video!!! :bee:
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Re: Do Honeybees Really Die When They Sting
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2016, 03:51:39 am »
Thanks, robo!
Was that milkweed at the close of the video?  There was a big fat caterpillar on one of those stems.  I wondered if it was a monarch.

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Re: Do Honeybees Really Die When They Sting
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2016, 06:46:54 am »
Hats off to the maker of that video, well done! :yes:
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Re: Do Honeybees Really Die When They Sting
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2016, 12:40:44 pm »
Hey Baker! I watched the vid again and I saw the monarch caterpillar! So Cool! I grow milkweed in a barrel in my backyard and I plucked 7 leaves with monarch eggs on them and raised them and set them free. What a very cool hobby. I can now identify the females from the males as well. Seeing that caterpillar made my day  ;) 8)
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