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I seriously don’t know
I was watching Pocahontas and
WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING
Because they are swarming! ^_^
Hello friends, I’m going to tell you some cool stuff about bees and why you shouldn’t be afraid of them!
See, there is a lot of misplaced fear over our fuzzy pollinating buddies. Many folks think they are mean and dangerous, but bees are very good little friends. The little, kind bee should not be mistaken for their evil look a likes, such as Hornets Yellow Jackets and Wasps, which are evil and should be hated like the beasts they are. Bees are docile by nature, and are not a threat to anyone who’s not allergic to them.
These bees are Swarming, which despite it’s scary sounding name, is not a dangerous time to be around bees. This time is the safest time to be around bees because they couldn’t give a hoot about you. These bees are gathering themselves together in order to go as a whole colony to find a new home. The gif is showing how bees don’t mind the outside world at this point in a swarm. The bees probably feel like a tickle on his hand. ^-^
Here’s some cool facts about bees!
-Bees are the BEST pollinators in the world! better than butterflies, or humming birds.
-Bees in a colony are all females. The males of the species look totes different and are called drones.
-Bees are totally different from Yellow Jackets, Hornets, and Wasps. They are not even close relatives in the insect kingdom!
-“Africanized” Bees are of no threat to anyone north of the New Mexico, and they barely pose a risk there! They are more territorial than some other species of bees, but not as bad as wasps.
-Many crops rely on bees.
-Bees will often die after stinging someone. Bees know this, and thus will do much to avoid stinging you. Hate to say it buddy, but you’re not worth their time.
-Honey, in it’s natural state, is a vitamin rich superfood! It can help with everything from icky feelings, to gross hair.
-Bees are threatened in many places by parasites, people, and misinformation. Do your part to help the bees and plant some flowers.
Thank u friends! ^u^
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I have a cool story.
When I was a kid, we had a holly bush right behind our swingset in the back yard. My dad is highly allergic to bees, and I’m mildly allergic. One spring, a crapton of bees swarmed the WHOLE bush and I sort of panicked and ran in and told my dad. He came outside and basically did what was in the gif and told me to not be afraid of bees. And then he said to not ever do that when you were scared, or to use your hand too hard, or when he wasn’t out there with me, and I played with the bees for like twenty whole minutes and now I’m not afraid of bees. Just evil things.
Yo mate, your information is ever so slightly off:
1. It’s not cool to disrupt a swarm in the middle of swarming. So, the thing about swarms is that the bees are a little worried, looking for their Queen, following her scent, and while yes, they may not mind YOU, they do mind your smell, and the distraction. Essentially, leave the swarm alone until no more bees are flying in the air and they’re together. Believe me- swarms are scary ass shit because you’ve got a couple k of bees just zooming around freaking out about their Queen. They will sting you while swarming, especially if you’re being stupid and playing with the swarm. (It’s best to have a beekeeper come and capture the swarm, or even do it yourself IF YOU HAVE THE PROPER EQUIPMENT AND KNOWLEDGE.)
2. Bees will sting you for just about any reason. If you even think for a second that all bees are gentle, you are wrong. If you smell funny, if you approach the hive at the wrong time of day, or if it’s too cold or rainy, if there’s too many drones… bees will sting you, dude. A crazy reason to be stung? Eating a banana. Banana pheromones smell very similar to the attack-stimulating pheromones that stimulate bees to be protective. Perfume and heavily scented soaps and shampoos will do the same thing. While there are beekeepers that will manage hives in t-shirts and shorts, they can do that with lots of experience. LOTS of experience. I’m talking so much experience… like a good twenty years worth. And they still get stung, just like you and me.
3. Honey is good for you, but in a raw state. The honey you buy off of the shelf in the grocery store has been pasteurized and homogenized, which takes away ALL the good bits of honey, to be honest. If you’re looking for a boost to your immune system, buy your honey from a beekeeper that’s local to you (like, a 50 mile radius) and HAS NOT been pasteurized or homogenized. All the good enzymes are taken out of honey when the pasteurization and homogenization processes are performed.
4. Africanized bees ARE a problem. Africanized bees tend to be aggressive, and so they sting (and swarm) much more frequently. While Africanized bees are in southern US states, it’s hard to manage them because they are extremely elusive, and aggressive, like I previously stated. It’s important to prevent breeding between Africanized bees and ‘other’ honeybees to a minimum.
5. Drones live in the honeybee colony. Very little is known about the purpose of a drone, other than eating all the goods and mating. About the end of summer, the bees start to kill them off because they consume too much food to be useful in the winter. Drones are larger all around than the worker bee and fatter than the Queen. Expect a couple k of drones in your hive of about 60,000.
6. Many crops rely on bees? How about a third of your diet straight-up, and pretty much your diet as a whole when you start to roll back through the food chain. Essentially, one of the few foods that don’t need bees is corn. (Corn is pollinated via the wind!) A world without bees would be a world without anything but grasses. Still green, but way boring.
7. Bees are very important to the global ecosystem, and they’re in danger, like the first rebuttal said. However, it is important to support your local beekeepers, consider beekeeping yourself, growing plants that need pollination, etc. etc. Also- consider supporting research on bees and beekeeping. It’s a subject area that has been under-researched (is that a word?) for decades that has an enormous potentials for breakthroughs regarding a practice that has been around since just about forever.
In summation, I love bees a lot and while I give the person in the gif props for just running their hand thru bees, it’s still a stupid move, all things considered.
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