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   CaliforniaMama  Thursday Jun 28 11:42 AM

June 28, 2012 - Hotel a Abeilles



Not all bees make their own hives. Some bees need the help of these bee hotels.


Image Credit Flickr User Versinia.

The hotels do not need to follow any specific design to attract the bees. The design is for the pleasure of the builder.


Image Credit Flickr User Joe Thomissen.

Only a few rules must be followed. The holes need to be smooth and they need to tilt a little so they don't fill up with rain water.


Image Credit Flickr User Picture Esk.

These tubes are used to make more bees. Bees oviposit their single eggs to gestate.

Quote:
In order to do that the insect will have to kill another insect and pull it in to its chosen hole in the hotel. She will then oviposit and seal the hole, leaving her infant to hatch in good time. The bee will plug the hole with mud so that the larva can develop without any interference.

Image Credit Flickr User Max xx.


Image Credit Flickr User Nigel Jones.

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infinite monkey  Thursday Jun 28 11:56 AM

Neat!

Do they have a Maitre b'?



classicman  Thursday Jun 28 12:21 PM

Very cool, honey.








Let the punsters commence...



DanaC  Thursday Jun 28 12:26 PM

That bottom pic is soooo cute!



classicman  Thursday Jun 28 12:31 PM

This is my hive. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

My hive is my home. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.

My hive, without me, is useless. Without my hive, I am useless. I must prepare my hive.

My hive and myself know that what counts in this life is not the flowers we visit, the noise of our buzzing, or the honey we make.
We know that it is the stings that count. We will sting...

My hive is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses,
its strength, its parts, its accessories, its sights and its depth. I will keep my hive clean and ready,
even as I am clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will...



Lamplighter  Thursday Jun 28 12:40 PM

This structure is what I believe "industrial design" is all about.
It is essentially random, but still visually appealing.

Well done !



Happy Monkey  Thursday Jun 28 12:46 PM

Quote:
In order to do that the insect will have to kill another insect and pull it in to its chosen hole in the hotel. She will then oviposit and seal the hole, leaving her infant to hatch in good time.
That's a murder hotel!


orthodoc  Thursday Jun 28 01:27 PM

Say what? Bees putting dead insect bodies in for their larva to eat as they develop? Isn't there a kind of wasp that does that ... but I thought bees fed the larvae. Isn't that what the whole royal jelly thing is about, that the larva that gets royal jelly becomes a queen?

Or am I completely out to lunch here?

Whether or not I'm out to lunch, those hives/structures are very very cool.



Diaphone Jim  Thursday Jun 28 02:50 PM

classicman: I like your post. Is there more?



Stormieweather  Thursday Jun 28 03:11 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Diaphone Jim View Post
classicman: I like your post. Is there more?
It's the Rifleman's Creed (modified, of course) - Rifleman's Creed


classicman  Thursday Jun 28 03:36 PM

Thanks Jim. And thanks Stormie for letting him know.



Gravdigr  Thursday Jun 28 04:33 PM

Fuck a bunch of bees. I hope they all die homeless and unloved.



Cyber Wolf  Thursday Jun 28 06:18 PM

Bees are best enjoyed either from a thousand miles away or through their work. Like spiders.



Stupid bee sting allergy...



footfootfoot  Thursday Jun 28 06:55 PM

At first I read it as Hotel Abuela and I thought it was going to be about an old person's hospice.

Bees Rule!



DanaC  Thursday Jun 28 07:20 PM

I like bees. My dad was a beekeeper.



Diaphone Jim  Thursday Jun 28 08:36 PM

Liked the bee part better.
Guy never had to rely on an M-16.



infinite monkey  Thursday Jun 28 09:04 PM

Bees are great. We need them. Dana, that is so cool about your dad. I would love to learn to keep bees.



monster  Thursday Jun 28 11:27 PM

Attachment 39303



footfootfoot  Thursday Jun 28 11:54 PM

http://www.myspace.com/music/player?sid=2867279&ac=now



monster  Thursday Jun 28 11:55 PM

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Originally Posted by monster View Post
Shoulda been bee-mail...... bmail, b-mail.......


footfootfoot  Thursday Jun 28 11:57 PM

That's ok. listen to the song in my link.



monster  Friday Jun 29 12:03 AM

no.

i don't trust you.



Adak  Friday Jun 29 03:26 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by orthodoc View Post
Say what? Bees putting dead insect bodies in for their larva to eat as they develop? Isn't there a kind of wasp that does that ... but I thought bees fed the larvae. Isn't that what the whole royal jelly thing is about, that the larva that gets royal jelly becomes a queen?

Or am I completely out to lunch here?

Whether or not I'm out to lunch, those hives/structures are very very cool.
You're not out to lunch - you're just thinking of the more popular communal bee's, like the Honey bee's, or some Bumblebee's, which make hives.

These are for solitary bee's. Although they're very close to each other here, they work independently. They don't put an insect in there usually, it's a small bit of food, the young bee - to - be, and a seal to try and keep the young from being predated upon.

One wasp that stings and stuns an insect, and implants it with it's young, is the Jeweled Wasp. After sealing up the below ground incubation chamber where it has dragged/coerced the insect to walk, the insect is eaten by the larvae of the wasp. It's not the only wasp to do this, either.

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ZenGum  Friday Jun 29 08:04 AM

Thanks for that, Adak, I was wondering the same things as Orthodoc. But they look like bees.



infinite monkey  Friday Jun 29 08:08 AM

Charlene : (As she reads an article) I can't believe this. Did you see this? Droves of vicious killer bees are headed toward the United States. They're from South America and are expected to arrive in three to four years. That is terrible. Can you imagine? I'll bet our bees are scared to death.

--Designing Women



Griff  Friday Jun 29 10:23 AM

Great find CaliMama! Imma add this to the list of things I'll never get done but oughta.



footfootfoot  Friday Jun 29 12:01 PM

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Originally Posted by monster View Post
no.

i don't trust you.
No, it's really a great 80's song by a local Burlington Vt, band. No Rick Roll. Swear. The song is called "Killer Bee Bop" by Zoot Wilson.


Adak  Friday Jun 29 01:18 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZenGum View Post
Thanks for that, Adak, I was wondering the same things as Orthodoc. But they look like bees.
Those ARE bee's. But they are solitary, not hive bee's like you're used to hearing about.

And they don't carry up insects to implant their larva inside - that's what parasitic wasps do, (but they make the victim's walk, not carry them).

One such wasp is the Jewel wasp:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qN2XMyxAs5o

But those are not found in these Bee Hotels. The tenants there are all solitary species of bee's (hopefully), not wasps.


orthodoc  Friday Jun 29 10:07 PM

Thanks, Adak! I hadn't known about solitary bees; I was only aware of the communal type. If/when I get my rural property, I'm going to build one of those bee hotels.



ZenGum  Saturday Jun 30 12:37 AM

Adak, that's so informative, I'm going to forgive your apostrophe abuse.



Gravdigr  Saturday Jun 30 03:46 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyber Wolf View Post
...Stupid bee sting allergy...
What cyber said.


sandypossum  Saturday Jun 30 10:26 PM

Last week I saw an item on Gardening Australia about making a smaller version of this. I'd like to have a crack at making something halfway between the two versions.

This year we also got a top bar hive (after reading about Phil Chandler's "Barefoot Beekeeping") and are keen to get our first bees into it in a few months once spring arrives. The usual way of beekeeping seemed too complex for me, and too much equipment, especially for extraction. I like the way the Barefoot Beekeeping encourages everyone to do it, with minimal equipment, and we're planning to extract by just breaking up a comb at a time in muslin, so no equipment there either.



kerosene  Tuesday Jul 3 09:27 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by monster View Post
That was good.

I was also thinking "Not nobody not know how!"


footfootfoot  Friday Jul 6 06:19 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by kerosene View Post
That was good.

I was also thinking "Not nobody not know how!"



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