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5700RE: [santacruzbees] Rating bee stings

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  • paul bodo langen
    Apr 8, 2014
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      It is pointing more and more towards a serious case of chalk brood. I still
      cannot figure out the intense smell of something like uric acid .

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      From: santacruzbees@yahoogroups.com [mailto:santacruzbees@yahoogroups.com]
      On Behalf Of scotpeden@...
      Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:53 AM
      To: santacruzbees@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: RE: [santacruzbees] Rating bee stings

      Do those droppings possibly contain previously eaten bees, and pollen those
      bees had on them?

      Scott

      > While this is an interesting chart, both, my students and I found on
      > several occasions that a sting into the upper skull plate is far more
      > painful than a sting into the forearm for instance.
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      > On another note. At the last meeting I was telling several of you that
      > one of our colonies was under an attack by Quails. We blocked the
      > seating/ standing opportunities for these birds which seemed to come
      > and feast daily, but found bird droppings every day. Well I thought
      > perhaps we need to think about reducing the quail population or scare
      > them away. We set up an artificial owl nearby, no change, continued daily
      droppings.
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      > To further investigate, it was still raining, we set up a game cam.
      > After48 hours of surveillance not a single picture of a quail. On the
      > first sunny day we find this on the bottom board. Never seen anything
      > like it.
      >
      > WHY??? Would bees collect bird droppings? Any insights even
      > speculations will be welcomed. Bodo
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      > From: santacruzbees@yahoogroups.com
      > [mailto:santacruzbees@yahoogroups.com]
      > On Behalf Of marjavdh@...
      > Sent: Monday, April 07, 2014 9:08 AM
      > To: santacruzbees@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [santacruzbees] Rating bee stings
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      > This FYI:
      > http://gizmodo.com/these-are-the-most-painful-places-to-get-stung-by-a
      > -bee-1559544366
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