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princesspiggy

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bumble bees
« on: April 09, 2011, 08:30:45 pm »
i saw a bumble bee hive advertised in a gardening magazine, with queen, workers and food included. apparently they only live one season. has anyone ever tried this?  ??? ::) :wave:

Billy Rhomboid

  • Joined Sep 2010
Re: bumble bees
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2011, 09:28:13 pm »
They don't store honey so unless you want them as pollinators what would be the purpose?

little blue

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Derbyshire
Re: bumble bees
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2011, 10:08:05 pm »
guess the gardening mag means them to be pollinators Billy  (else it'd be in a beekeeping magazine! ::)  ;)  )
  no need to try it here, we get loads of different bumblers... had to put a couple outside today that'd got in the kitchen
Little Blue

princesspiggy

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Re: bumble bees
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2011, 05:31:15 pm »
iv no idea what the purpose was, i was thinking the bumble bees were on the decline so might be fun, and keep me entertained until we have time for a real hive. wasnt cheap tho.  :wave:

Billy Rhomboid

  • Joined Sep 2010
Re: bumble bees
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2011, 01:24:28 pm »
guess the gardening mag means them to be pollinators Billy  (else it'd be in a beekeeping magazine! ::)  ;)  )
 

Ah, yes. Good point. That'll teach me to read posts properly.

little blue

  • Joined Jun 2009
  • Derbyshire
Re: bumble bees
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2011, 08:51:47 pm »
::D
I'm terrible for whizzing through & mis-reading titles & threads... leads to some quite funny misunderstandings!
Little Blue

 

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