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Giant bee, Queen?

 
 
Reply Thu 9 Jun, 2011 02:54 pm
This thing is HUGE I thought maybe it was a queen. But, Queens don't come out
of they're nests. Do they?
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dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jun, 2011 03:49 pm
@Mattice3,
During their mating flight they do.

Then they go underground and don't come back up.

It might have been a large species of ant, or a queen I guess.
BDV
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jun, 2011 04:12 pm
I have seen a few queens, but usually the swarm follows them, actually seen them on my windows for a few hrs with 1000's of bees who followed up before moving on, strange experience
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dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 9 Jun, 2011 04:52 pm
@dlowan,
Actually, queens aren't much bigger than wor ker bees....are you sure it wasn't a wasp or a hornet?

Swarms are different from mating flights.

Swarms happen when a hive divides and part of it goes to establish a new hive with a young queen.


And sorry, when I first posted I thought you asked about ants for some reason. Mated queen bees go somewhere they think will be a good spot, not underground.
MonaLeeza
 
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Reply Fri 10 Jun, 2011 02:53 am
@dlowan,
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Actually, queens aren't much bigger than wor ker bees....are you sure it wasn't a wasp or a hornet?


...or a big fat bumble bee?
And that's right about queen bees - they're not that big. It takes a bit of practice to pick them out from the crowd straight away.
Mattice3
 
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Reply Fri 10 Jun, 2011 06:29 am
@MonaLeeza,
I'm sure it wasn't a fat bumble bee. It took up a whole tree leaf. If you
gave me your email I could send u a pic of it.
dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 10 Jun, 2011 08:47 am
@Mattice3,
Why don't you post it here?
MonaLeeza
 
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Reply Fri 10 Jun, 2011 04:26 pm
@dlowan,
Yes, if you've got a picture please post it here.
roger
 
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Reply Fri 10 Jun, 2011 04:37 pm
@MonaLeeza,
Yes, big as a tree leaf tells us as much as saying a brand of motor oil has grit the size of rocks in it under sufficient magnification. Any thing is as big as a rock (however big that is) if you magnify it enough.

About posting it, though, I would have to upload it to a photo service and download to a2k. Very, very slow on dialup.
BDV
 
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Reply Fri 10 Jun, 2011 05:21 pm
heres the bees that swarmed on my window in 2004

https://www.windowsreinstall.com/images/PICT0049.jpg
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Mattice3
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jun, 2011 02:44 pm
@dlowan,
I'm new to this forum site, I don't know how.
Mattice3
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jun, 2011 02:48 pm
@roger,
As big as a blackberry bush leaf, not a tree leaf
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 11 Jun, 2011 04:03 pm
@Mattice3,
Can you upload the photograph to your computer? If so, then upload the file to somewhere like: http://tinypic.com/, a free hosting site where you don't even have to register to upload photographs (register if you want to keep uploading photographs for later use and retrieval).

Code:Then take the [img]http://etc...[/img] code with the photograph's internet address and simply post it here.
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