CaliforniaMama Thursday Jun 28 11:42 AM
June 28, 2012 - Hotel a Abeilles
infinite monkey Thursday Jun 28 11:56 AM
classicman Thursday Jun 28 12:21 PM
Very cool, honey.
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.
Lamplighter Thursday Jun 28 12:40 PM
This structure is what I believe "industrial design" is all about.
Happy Monkey Thursday Jun 28 12:46 PM
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?
Diaphone Jim Thursday Jun 28 02:50 PM
classicman: I like your post. Is there more?
Stormieweather Thursday Jun 28 03:11 PMRifleman'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.
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.
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.
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
footfootfoot Thursday Jun 28 11:54 PM
monster Thursday Jun 28 11:55 PM
footfootfoot Thursday Jun 28 11:57 PM
That's ok. listen to the song in my link.
monster Friday Jun 29 12:03 AM
Adak Friday Jun 29 03:26 AM
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.
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
Adak Friday Jun 29 01:18 PM
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:
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
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.
kerosene Tuesday Jul 3 09:27 PM
I was also thinking "Not nobody not know how!"
footfootfoot Friday Jul 6 06:19 PM