We have HONEYBEES!

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    On our huge trumpet vine.

    We have had hives in the past and have been considering that again but, its just really exciting to see honeybees!

    Anyone else?
     
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    Do they have a hive up anywhere you can find?

    I don't think I've ever seen a honeybee. Just the regular ones.
     
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    Its possible to track bees. One method requires you catch several, let them go one at a time and track the direction they go. So, no, I have no idea where their hive is but they're certainly welcome.

    There are several different kinds of honeybees, Italian, Carpathian and others so I suspect you have seen honeybees.

    I don't know what "regular" bees are.
     
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    Just fat, fuzzy, black and yellow.
     
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    My parents have 3 hives.... well, Mom really. She makes honey... Every damned time she shows up, she has honey... I hate honey. LOL
     
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    Early on this spring, there were honeybees all over our hummingbird feeders. And I am seeing more of them in the blackberries on the land adjoining the mill than I have in years. That is a good thing. You see, we have this manlift at work that I use after work when the berries are ripe. Makes picking a couple of gallons of them quick work.
     
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    I love hummingbirds!
     
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    yes lots of bees pollinating the blackberry bushes.
     
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    We have about six pairs that are around constantly. Agressive little buggers. Sit right by your ear when we are filling the feeders. Fun to watch. Managed to get a few good pictures of them by putting the camera on flash in broad daylight. Even stopped the wing motion.
     
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    I had a guy come in and set up 2 hives on my farm this year.
    I had not seen any honey bees around for a few years before that.
     

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