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New Revised Versions of the Very Handy Bee Manual Available

All The Very Handy Bee Manual has been revised and extensively updated. The very handy and talented Gene Scarpulla also made what he claimed to be thousands
Droege, Sam
May 2
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Re: ID Problem - Bees active along a stone wall in April

Peter The bee is Andrena carantonica and the parasite will be a species of Nomada. Tim Strudwick ... From: p.nicholson354@... [bwars] To:
Tim Strudwick
Apr 30
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ID Problem - Bees active along a stone wall in April

Hello, Can anyone give me some guidance on a photo in the 'Greystone' album. This is a specimen taken from a length of wall 20 to 30 ft. long in Malton, N.
petenich@btopenworld.com
Apr 30
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Re: Bee eaters

Hello, I'd doubt if it was Bee-eaters as they would eat all the prey (except the sting) and not leave them eviscerated (pers. obs.). All the Bee-eaters I've
    Steve Morrison
    Apr 29
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    Re: Bee eaters

    Peter, It was, we think, bee-eaters as they have now been seen in the meadow where the bumble bee deaths occurred. There is much soft rock and sand nearby on
      Patrick Roper
      Apr 28
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      Re: Bee eaters

      Hello Patrick, An answer to your question may be Great tits there are a number of sources which make reference to this behaviour. Dave Goulson (Prof.) of
      petenich@btopenworld.com
      Apr 28
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      Re: [bwars] Fwd: vestalis or bohemicus?

      Thank you for confirming. I’ll be spending time over the coming months doing various invert surveys in East Lothian, so will keep looking. I gather you have
      kattymark
      Apr 24
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      Re: Fwd: vestalis or bohemicus?

      Thanks, Oliver. Nice to hear from you again! I am happy with that, and will send it in the next batch to the BWARS database. We must try to get a handle on
      Murdo Macdonald
      Apr 24
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      Re: Fwd: vestalis or bohemicus?

      Hi Murdo and Katty, I agree with you Murdo. I don't think there can be much doubt that this is vestalis. I've not seen a spring bohemicus, or even a newly
      opj@talk21.com
      Apr 24
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      Re: Fwd: vestalis or bohemicus?

      The females are different in the sculpture of the skeleton on top of the tip of the abdomen, Katty, but that is not a field character. If you get a male,
      Murdo Macdonald
      Apr 23
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      9075

      Re: [bwars] Fwd: vestalis or bohemicus?

      Thanks for your reply Murdo. Apart from examination of genitalia is there anything other than strength of yellow flashes to go on? Katty Sent from Windows
      kattymark
      Apr 23
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      Bee eaters

      There have been many dead and eviscerated bumble bees in Ecclesbourne meadow, Hastings Country Park recently. This sounds like bee-eaters and the birds were
      Patrick Roper
      Apr 23
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      Re: Fwd: vestalis or bohemicus? [2 Attachments]

      It looks persuasive for vestalis, Katty, and my instinct is to accept that ID. B. vestalis is present in S Scotland, perhaps up to Fife, and probably more
      Murdo Macdonald
      Apr 22
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      9072

      Fwd: vestalis or bohemicus?

      Hi. This bee was seen 21st April at Yellowcraig, near North Berwick in East Lothian. I think it is B. vestalis because the broken yellow band is prominent
      Katty Baird
      Apr 22
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      9071

      Re: Ant id ?

      Thank you both. Will try to catch another specimen for side shoot. Slovenian vernacular name says "two colored lawn ant" (lasius emarginatus). So it must be
      kozlicki
      Apr 17
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