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  1. Feb 12, 2020 #4591

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    While looking at the photos I took of my bees this afternoon I noticed one bee that wasn't taking a poop... She was returning with a load of pollen.

    Even though it's February there are dozens of plants blooming right now.

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    In the photos in the post above, 2nd pic look at the quart jar... middle, then to the right about 7 real world inches and you'll see a tiny spec of yellow... That's my girl with the pollen.
     
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    That's how the main street here looked until last year when the city changed the parking to parallel.
    However, the businesses are a different story. Walmart built a new superstore and like they did everywhere killed downtown. Parking is no problem but there is very little reason to park because there aren't many places open.
    The main street is actually called 6th street. There is no street called main street.

    I know nothing about bee keeping so I'll ask probably a dumb question. What it the jar for?
     
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    The jar has a lid with dozens of tiny holes punched in it. I put sugar in the jar (half full) then finish filling it with water, mix throughly. I turn the jar upside down and seat it into the feeder. Bees walk into the feeder and lap up the sugar water.

    Hey, everyone likes a sugary snack.:D
     
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    Thanks.
     
  5. Feb 12, 2020 #4595

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    I have used this on occasion...

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  6. Feb 12, 2020 #4596

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  7. Feb 12, 2020 #4597

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    In the same photo of the bee with pollen I found another bee with pollen. This pollen is much darker. Not all pollen is light yellow. It ranges from light yellow to orangish brown. I have a chart somewhere on my computer that gives 4 or 5 different sources (plants) for each shade of pollen. It was neat to look at but in the end all you need to know is pollen being brought in and in what quantities.

    Tip for the guys... pollen is almost pure testosterone... Pine pollen is easy to collect and put into capsules. :D

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    We need a set up like that on big rigs, some drivers have fake dash cams on their hood mirrors to keep the four wheelers honest.
     
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    So since you brought it up - forgive me if it's crude, couldn't resist- I wonder does their poop smell like flowers?:LOL:
     
  10. Feb 12, 2020 #4600

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    With thousands of female worker bees in a hive I'm sure a few of them think so! :D
     
  11. Feb 13, 2020 #4601

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    Best chainsaw carving I ever saw..seen
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  12. Feb 13, 2020 #4602

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    That's awesome. Imaging the size log that came from.
     
  13. Feb 13, 2020 #4603

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    A few pics I took ,on our way home today, less than 5 miles from home.

    A cow pasture down the road IMG_20200213_140127794.jpg
    A bean field close by.
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    More fields
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    Barkley dam, Cumberland river
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    Kentucky dam, Tennessee river.
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    Water everywhere and more coming ...early this year.

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  14. Feb 13, 2020 #4604

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    Damn dude! emo12.gif When you finish your training we'll send you your "Bonified Cajun" certification:D.
    You just gotta learn to 'roll with it':):
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    Hey! Don't leave Grandpa out!:eek:
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    Who said it's snot fun?:p
     
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    I get to train every spring,
    Getting double this year.
    It is swampy.

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    Mmmm Midwestern snow cone!


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    I eat lots of oranges.

    I gotta try that.

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    Please film it, lol
     
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    That's gonna leave a mess - similar to tannerite filled pumpkins.
     
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    Yes,

    But think about how popular I'll be with the kids.

    I wonder if it's loud .

    Jim
     
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    It could be worse. It could be a yellow snowcone.
     
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    Crossing the Ohio River from Illinois into KY.
    Can't even tell where the river is. It's out of it banks , flooding everything for miles.
    Never seen it this bad.
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    Jim
     
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