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09-23-2006, 12:26 PM
This is a link from a beekeepers association website!!
There are quite a few more places where this image is passed as a beehive I cant remember all of them, breakfast cereal boxes are another place( those which have honey in them)
I just wonder why should something resembling a YELLOW JACKET nest be shown around as a beehive??? No wonder so much confusion in common people about beestings and yellow jacket stings.. sad... :(
What ya say guys?..
[ September 23, 2006, 02:27 PM: Message edited by: balhanapi ]
09-23-2006, 01:38 PM
It's actually a cartoon of a hornet's nest, not a yellow jacket nest or a beehive. Winnie the Pooh is still stealing honey from them all the time. ;)
09-24-2006, 07:22 AM
Not to annoy a big guard bee as yourself Michael, I still believe it should be stopped coz I don't want the poor bees to bear the brunt of someone else's mischief. :confused:
09-24-2006, 08:18 AM
I agree. How will you stop it? You can complain, but the people who call it a beehive are just trying to creat clip art. They don't know about or care about bees. Look at that yellow jacket that does the Nasonex commercial or any of the other bright yellow and black shiny "bees" in advertisements. They all look like hornets to me.
09-24-2006, 09:56 AM
:D feels good that YOU agree with me
we'l work it out someday smile.gif ;)
It should not be there on a beekeepers association website at least!!
09-24-2006, 04:04 PM
Write the beekeeper's association...
09-24-2006, 07:25 PM
It's a pretty common misconception. Next time you're in the grocery store, check out a box of "Honey Nut Cheerios". The entire back of the box is a comic strip called "Honey Funnies" featuring a bee in a "hive" that hangs from a tree limb.
At least honey is found in the ingredients list. It's fifth. Sugar is second.
09-25-2006, 05:08 AM
I had a hunter tell me about a giant beehive in the woods where he hunts.I asked him to describe it and he formed his arms in a bushel-basket-sized circle and siad it was about 40 feet up in a tree. I calmly explained that he had a hornet's nest, not a beehive. I'd like to have it for display.
09-25-2006, 06:27 AM
Why not find a computer graphics friend who can make an animated graphic of a SKEP with honey bees? Then send that graphic to the South Deveon people and others? Technically, we should make a graphic of a Langstroth hive with bees, but has anyone ever seen a Langstroth hive on a honey label? smile.gif
09-27-2006, 07:26 AM
The average Joe wouldn't recognize a Langstroth hive if it fell on him! I, for one, don't think that you'll ever get the public to recognize the difference between a Langstroth hive and a bald faced hornet hive. They both have stinging insects in them and that's all the common man or woman needs or wants to know about them.
I do however agree that a beekeeper's association should not have the stylized graphic of a hornet's nest on their website unless thay are actually keeping hornets for hobby or profit.
09-27-2006, 11:16 AM
Here is a good website to help people tell the difference between honey bees, bumble bees, YJ, wasps and hornets.
Explore the page and it goes in to good descriptions of each.
Bees and bumble bees are not even in the same family as wasps, YJ, or hornets, let alone classification.
Maybe if we were to send the page to local newspapers it might help end the misclassification by some people and help educate them as to the difference.
[ September 27, 2006, 01:19 PM: Message edited by: SilverFox ]