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bagpuss



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 14 3:23 pm    Post subject: Beautiful Bee Portraits  Reply with quote    

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/140114-bee-native-macro-photography-insects-science/#.U-4jl_ldW9X

BahamaMama



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 14 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Great pictures and some of the colours are surprising!

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 14 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Brilliant photos, but not sure they are as photogenic close too. The colours of some bees are interesting. We see a lot of different patterns on bumble bees in the woods, but all ours are combinations of yellow, white, brown and black of course.

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 14 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

nice snaps but im not sure i want to meet a bee the size of a german shepherd

Tavascarow



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 14 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Beautiful.

Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 14 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dpack wrote:
nice snaps but im not sure i want to meet a bee the size of a german shepherd


Ooh, 1950s Bee movie
A.

Tavascarow



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 14 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Extreme honey harvesting looks a whole lot scarier than a giant bee to me.
Nepalese honey gatherers by Eric Tournerey.
His other photos are outstanding too.

Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 14 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Blimey
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Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 14 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That link is very impressive Tavascarow. I wonder if the reason there are fewer bees is because they have been destroying the comb. I am surprised that by now they haven't started wearing at least some sort of veil, but perhaps it is all tied in with their culture. Having done some research into 17th century beekeeping it seems in the UK we didn't use veils, but they did on the continent. So a thing for soft foreigners no doubt at the time.

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