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  1. #1
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    May 2012
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    Annapolis Royal, NS, CAN
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    Default What is the stuff on my bee jacket?

    During my last inspection, I got covered in quite a few bees. After walking away, and shaking the last of the bees off my jacket, I noticed what looked like (what I can only describe as) "Bee Turds". It is a tubular substance, greenish/yellowish/brownish. I brushed it off, but a yellow stain was left behind.

    What is this stuff?

    Maybe relevant, maybe not: it was a bit cool for inspection that day, and there were a lot of bees in the hive. They were more interested in me than usual.

  2. #2
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    Huntsville, Alabama
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    Default Re: What is the stuff on my bee jacket?

    Yep, sounds like poop....

  3. #3
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    Default Re: What is the stuff on my bee jacket?

    Huh... guess that tells me what they thought of the inspection.

    Cracking the hive must have triggered cleansing flights. Never actually seen a bee turd prior to that.


    Pictures of someone elses bee poop:

    http://spudlust.wordpress.com/2011/0...-and-bee-poop/

  4. #4
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    Default Re: What is the stuff on my bee jacket?

    Note:

    Removing attendant bees from queen cages should not be done indoors ...
    BeeCurious
    5 hives and 8 nucs................... Trying to think inside the box...

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