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KiddieKorral wrote:I have a beehive underground. I've seen bees going into and out of these small holes in the dirt, that look like ant piles with a wider opening. Does anybody know what kind of bees these are? They're doing a good job of pollinating.
bruin wrote:You'd think as the honey bee population drops, the mite's population would drop with it. After balance is achieved, the bee population can grow once again.
Cynus wrote:What we need is some chemical we can spray on the bees, preferably made by Monsanto, that can make the bees resistant to the pesticides made by Monsanto
Are they large, non-aggressive? Then they're bumblebees, which we mistakenly called "yellowjackets" in Ohio. They're reminiscent of honeybees, but they don't keep colonies through the winter. They also don't make enough honey to be harvested. They're not the aggressive pests that yellowjackets, so if you have them around, no sweat. They are also native to the US!! (unlike honeybees, which were originally imported from Eurasia.)The ones under my garlic patch have fur.
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