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What ddoes it feel like to be a bee?
« on: August 13, 2019, 08:00:22 PM »
Here is an almost but not quite philosophical discussion.  There are also some exceptional pictures of bees, almost as good as Tank's close up work.

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/what-is-it-like-to-be-a-bee?utm_source=pocket-newtab

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Re: What ddoes it feel like to be a bee?
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2019, 11:39:27 PM »
I don't get what the buzz is all about!

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Re: What ddoes it feel like to be a bee?
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2019, 08:00:01 AM »
I'm told it has a sting in the tail.
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Re: What ddoes it feel like to be a bee?
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2019, 09:35:30 AM »
I'm told it has a sting in the tail.

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Here is an almost but not quite philosophical discussion.

Here is a most definite philosophical discussion.

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Re: What ddoes it feel like to be a bee?
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2019, 12:50:53 AM »
its hard to get into the mind of a bee from the inside, but from the beekeeper's point of view bees definitely have emotions, personalities, and behaviors that reflect them.

maybe the biggest difference is that, to a beekeeper, it isnt the individual bee that isthe unit organism, its the hive. sometime a beekeeper will refer to hive by talking about the queen as if she waz the whole organism, but strictly speaking that isnt true.

a beekeeper might talk about a hive being mean, gentle, preoccupied, unhappy, busy, diztracted, or angry. not the individuals, but the entire colony at once.

a diiferent take on what a bee's mind is like, compared to the individual focus in the link.

i ran a bee outfit for a while, and im thinking of getting back into it.
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Re: What ddoes it feel like to be a bee?
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2019, 01:47:45 PM »
An interesting insight.
If religions were TV channels atheism is turning the TV off.
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Re: What ddoes it feel like to be a bee?
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2019, 02:11:11 PM »
“To bee, or not to bee, that is the question”
 William Shakespeare

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Re: What ddoes it feel like to be a bee?
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2019, 02:38:13 PM »
well , i definitely miss them, so the question is answered for me. i have one swarm in a double box in the front yard i caught this summer, not a big one. but tbe queen was okay and theyve held their own.

i ran a pollination business and raised and sold queens. i worked in california's central valley and coast ranges. i pollinated almonds, apples, cherries, squash. cucumbers, melons, watermelons, pumpkins, broccoli, cauliflower, onions, radishez, cabbage, kale, bok choy zinnias, cardoonz, celery, parsley, parsnips, and probably a number of others i cant remember.

its harder and harder to run bees in america now. competition, loss of locations, low commodity prices and fruit and vegetable imports from mexico and china. i used to sell a box of 100 queens for US$600, postage paid. now that same box is going for US$2800.
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Re: What ddoes it feel like to be a bee?
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2019, 06:01:35 AM »
 You are indeed a man of many talents BR.

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Re: What ddoes it feel like to be a bee?
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2019, 12:30:00 PM »
spread pretty thin though

similar to your story in some ways, i think
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