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Second Chance For A Baby Bee

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17 points · 3 months ago · edited 3 months ago

I have a bucket in my backyard because my swamp cooler drips where the hose is attached and it's the main place a colony of bees goes to refresh. The drip of the water makes a big splash, though and as they're on the edge of the bucket the wake will sometimes pull them in. The other day I found one barely alive floating in the bucket so I gently took it out and held it in my hand in the sun for a while and then I took it inside to give it a little sugar water so it could regain some strength, it flew away re-energized. I have since made a sort of bridge out of sticks in the bucket so that if any fall in, it's much easier to grab on and climb out.

level 2

you are a cool guy :)

level 3

Thanks, you too (:

level 2

I didn't expect to learn how to build bridges for bees tonight. Cool.

level 1
13 points · 3 months ago

I did this recently with a really fat bumblebee on shady part of my back deck looking sluggish and not moving much. I picked him up and put him in the sunlight, then placed a small piece of paper with some honey on it in front of him. Came back a few minutes later and he was sitting ontop of the honey drinking it in. He wasn't moving any more energetically but seemed like he was enjoying the honey, and eventually had a thin coating of it all over him from moving around in it. I helped him get out of it and placed him back on the deck. Walked away for a few minutes when I heard my daughter yell horrified "A bird just carried him away!" At least he went out with a belly full of honey, must've been the tastiest bee that bird ever ate...

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2 points · 3 months ago

I found a fat bumble bee today as well at work and i gave it some honey and put it outside with a cup over it so the birds dont eat it. Then i read that we shouldnt give them honey from other colonies as it can contain virus...

The little guy flew away after 30 minutes, hope he didnt get any honey virus...

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level 1

You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.

level 2

But bees do a lot of things for us...

level 3

The both of you make excellent points.

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level 1

Love this dude, he's the guy who found treasure while metal detecting a while ago

level 2

The concept of finding an ancient cache of currency makes me want a metal detector like never before. So fucking cool.

level 3
3 points · 3 months ago · edited 3 months ago

Until you drop $500(the one in this video is about that much) and find nothing after hours and hours and hours of searching.

This video is like metal detector porn because this occurring is so rare.

level 4

Yeah thats like $1500 in the silver alone multiply that by like 5 - 10x if some of them have collector value on top of the silver price.

level 4

Yeah I'm sure lol, but fuck if that isn't such a cool thing to experience in your lifetime.

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-11 points · 3 months ago(3 children)
level 6

What we hate metal detector people now lol

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-5 points · 3 months ago(0 children)
level 8

True well, I don't know anything about archeology or what belongs in a museum, and for what it's worth Canadian not American not that there's much of a difference. Good to know

level 3

That’s got to be way rarer in America right? What with fewer civilisations that might have left treasure and a lot more empty space.

level 1

Nice to see Johnny Knoxville has some hobbies. I knew he had a gentle heart.

level 1

Love Aquachigger! His river videos are really fun to wath

level 2

Hold your breath!

level 1

What a cool guy. I love that he looks after hurt kitties.

level 1

Always think of this

level 1

Unexpected bonus cats

level 1

Mason Bee will return in Ant Man 3

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level 1

It is generally a bad idea to feed bees or wild bees with honey. It could cause digestive problems and it could even kill them. Honey is produced in the stomach of bees. Flowers produce nectar.

It is best to give them a sugar - water mixture. Even better if the mixture is composed of 2/5 fructose, 1/5 normal sugar and 2/5 destilled water.

level 1

long and successful life

So...4-6 weeks?

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