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Old 28-06-2003, 01:21 PM
Raleighgirl
 
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Hiya everybody.
Several weeks ago someone posted an article about the benefits of
having bees/bee hives. I read it with mild interest but now have
an occasion where I really need to know and be able to cite the
advantages for a homeowner's meeting. Can anyone remember and
share the site with me? Googling has been pretty useless so far.
Thanks.
Jeny



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Old 29-06-2003, 05:08 AM
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Tried to reply to you offlist but your email bounced.
HEre's what I had ta say:

Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2003 22:30:52 -0400
From: Kelly Garner kelly
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Subject: benefits of bees

In article you write:
Hiya everybody.
Several weeks ago someone posted an article about the benefits of
having bees/bee hives. I read it with mild interest but now have
an occasion where I really need to know and be able to cite the
advantages for a homeowner's meeting. Can anyone remember and
share the site with me? Googling has been pretty useless so far.
Thanks.
Jeny




I found some in groups.google.com in triangle.gardens:

From: Ian )
Subject: Bees in your Garden?
View: Complete Thread (31 articles)
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Newsgroups: rec.gardens, rec.gardens.edible, triangle.gardens, alt.folklore.herbs
Date: 2003-02-21 09:35:45 PST


"Removing all bees from the city will not make the city a safe place for that allergic
person. They are still at risk from wasps and wild bees that don't know how to read city
ordinances."


Funny thing is that 9 times out of 10 it is a wasp that has stung
someone, not a bee. Bee's usually don't sting unless they are
panniced or they are defending their colony. Bees are a social insect
instinctually flea from danger, where a wasp is an independent insect
instinctually attacking danger. I'm a beekeeper and am sick and
tiered of people always blaming bees for there sting. Wasps are the
aggressors, and if people actually payed attention, they could very
easily tell what stung them. A bee leaves her barbed stinger venom
sack, a wasp leaves only a welt b/c she has no barb. It seems the
hives that tend to bother people are the ones that aren't hidden from
sight.
Anyhow, another extremly efficient pollinating non stinging insect is
the Orchard Bee. They are very easy to keep and just about as good at
pollinating as the honey bee.


try

http://tinyurl.com/fj8c

for a saved search

Cheers
KJ
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Old 29-06-2003, 04:08 PM
Raleighgirl
 
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|
| Funny thing is that 9 times out of 10 it is a wasp that has
stung
| someone, not a bee. Bee's usually don't sting unless they are
| pannicked or they are defending their colony. Bees are a
social insect
| instinctually flee from danger, where a wasp is an independent
insect
| instinctually attacking danger. I'm a beekeeper and am sick
and
| tired of people always blaming bees for their sting. Wasps are
the
| aggressors, and if people actually payed attention, they could
very
| easily tell what stung them. A bee leaves her barbed stinger
venom
| sack, a wasp leaves only a welt b/c she has no barb. It seems
the
| hives that tend to bother people are the ones that are hidden
from
| sight. Anyhow, another extremly efficient pollinating non
stinging insect is
| the Orchard Bee. They are very easy to keep and just about as
good at
| pollinating as the honey bee.
|


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Old 29-06-2003, 04:44 PM
Raleighgirl
 
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OOOOOps, sorry. Was trimming to print.
Jw
"Raleighgirl" wrote in message
. com...
|
| |
| | Funny thing is that 9 times out of 10 it is a wasp that has
| stung
| | someone, not a bee. Bee's usually don't sting unless they
are
| | pannicked or they are defending their colony. Bees are a
| social insect
| | instinctually flee from danger, where a wasp is an
independent
| insect
| | instinctually attacking danger. I'm a beekeeper and am
sick
| and
| | tired of people always blaming bees for their sting. Wasps
are
| the
| | aggressors, and if people actually payed attention, they
could
| very
| | easily tell what stung them. A bee leaves her barbed stinger
| venom
| | sack, a wasp leaves only a welt b/c she has no barb. It
seems
| the
| | hives that tend to bother people are the ones that are hidden
| from
| | sight. Anyhow, another extremly efficient pollinating non
| stinging insect is
| | the Orchard Bee. They are very easy to keep and just about
as
| good at
| | pollinating as the honey bee.
| |
|
|




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