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 Post subject: Honey Bees!
PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:45 pm 
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My dh came across a nest the other day, so that explains why I was seeing more around on a regular basis this summer. We used to have one at the back of our property, in a double trunk cedar, but one part of it blew down a few years ago and destroyed the nest and left them without a cavity to rebuild one in. So now they're in another cedar along our road which has an area they could go into. I wonder if they have a preference to cedars when they're in a wooded area with them. I'm happy to have them back again and hope they'll thrive there. I need to take a walk in the woods and see if there are any more back there.

Anyone else have them residing in your yard?


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 Post subject: Re: Honey Bees!
PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:17 pm 
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No, but I sure wish I did. I've never even seen them in a native habitat like that... just in the hives hubby used to keep.

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 Post subject: Re: Honey Bees!
PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:08 pm 
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This is only the 2nd time I've seen them in the wild. We never would've known about this one if my dh hadn't been working near it. He heard buzzing and got nervous and started looking for the source, because we have yellow jackets around that get very cranky in the fall and you don't want to irritate them, speaking from experience. He traced it to the cedar trunk and then saw them coming and going.


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 Post subject: Re: Honey Bees!
PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:14 am 
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I was in the Oklahoma part of the wilderness area in the Ouachita National Forest last week and saw many wild honey bees working different blooms under the canopy of the trees.

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 Post subject: Re: Honey Bees!
PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:25 pm 
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That's good to hear rjj. I hope to come across more hives.


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