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Old 10-04-2012, 12:21 AM   #21
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Given the issues with bee colonies dying off I'm surprised people still talk about exterminating bees. A world without bees would probably be close to unlivable for many of us.
Eh, Look around. Honeybees failing to exist would result in a world wide food shortage, no doubt. Since a majority of the fruit crops are pollinated by honeybees trucked in to pollinate for a week or tow, then moved to the next location/ season.

However there are all kinds of native bees that are doing great. They will continue to pollinate your garden, my garden, and most of the plants in the world. The large monoculture farms, not so much.
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:23 AM   #22
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Um... We didn't. I had mine relocated. I have a tolder ( and soon to be a second one) that runs around the back yard.
And that was awesome of you. I don't think anyone was insinuating that you had wanted to destroy the colony.
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:26 AM   #23
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And that was awesome of you. I don't think anyone was insinuating that you had wanted to destroy the colony.
Thanks it's all good.
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:57 AM   #24
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I think it's more like me holding on to a branch of a tree and 10 guys clinging to me.
We frown on that sort of thing down here in Ohio.
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:58 AM   #25
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Boomer I don't think they wanted water I brew pretty close to my pool I would think they would go there for water. I am of course no expert but they really seen to want the sweet wort. I swear to you I would see one bee hanging around, watch him fly off into the distance then be swarmed by like 10 of em maybe more. They would keep trying to get into the wort over and over again but the steam would drive them off. I never killed any of them I understand they have their place in nature but I don't want to get stung. I never saw them at night or real early in the morning though. Its funny but real early in the morning I might see one, I think to myself he must have been out partying all night.

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Old 10-04-2012, 03:08 AM   #26
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You know it doesn't surprise me. This time of year in the desert, I am sure the wort is a delicious food source. I guess I have to rethink my original position. Yes, they would definitely be attracted to your brewing. But, if you plant enough flowers I think you'll be fine

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Old 10-04-2012, 03:10 AM   #27
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On the DG course, any garbage cans that have beer cans in them are the ones with the most bees. Okay, that's all the garbage cans, but they seem to land on and in the beer cans the most of any trash. I see it at gas stations too. They fly into garbage cans with beer and soda cans even if the window washer buckets are full of plain water.

I spilled beer in my bag once and bees followed me all over the course, buzzing around my bag.

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Old 10-04-2012, 03:33 AM   #28
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Save the beer! Kill the bees!
Save the bees! Kill the whales!
Kill the wasps! Save the beer!

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