3334Re: [beemonitoring] Mexican Bees in England
- May 14, 2014I can personally vouch for, as a kid in London and London suburbs before, during and after WW II that honey bee colonies were alive and flourishing. A friend’s neighbor in Upminster, Essex, and a colleague of my father in a London Square kept hives going throughout the Blitz, ‘Doodle-bugs,’ and ballistic missiles.I suppose the Mexican bees were transmitted via the periscopes of German U-Boats and trained to send encoded messages (Spanish or German??) via bee-dances to the Luftwaffe.Amazing, ain’t it, the spontaneous generation of poppycock (or ‘pappe-cac,’ a closer approximation to the original Dutch...).Sent from Windows MailApparently another urban myth. You might want to check this site History of Honey Bees in the United KingdomJohn L. Neff
Central Texas Melittological Institute
7307 Running Rope
Austin,TX 78731 USA
512-345-7219On Wednesday, May 14, 2014 7:41 AM, "Peter Bernhardt bernhap2@... [beemonitoring]" <email@example.com> wrote:
Would a historian of honeybee importations be willing to corroborate or disprove the following story sent by an Australian friend?
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