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    Default One Huge Bee

    I was able to snap a quick pic of this huge bee. At first I thought it was a queen flying around its not. It looks just like a honey bee only about 5 times bigger. Anyone know what it is?

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    Great pic but not clear enough to tell what it is, at least not to me. -js

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    Default Re: One Huge Bee

    could bee a bee moth.

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    Kind of like a bigfoot picture.
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    That looks suspiciously like a remote controlled drone with a nanotechnology surveillance camera.
    You apiary is properly registered, I hope.

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    You nailed it Mr. Beeman. I did a Google search and it appears to be a bee moth.

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    Beregondo. I don't want to sound stupid but I did not know they had to be registered. Could you please explain?

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    Looks, to me, like it could be a carpenter bee. They are quite common here in the Tucson, Arizona area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djdup View Post
    Beregondo. I don't want to sound stupid but I did not know they had to be registered. Could you please explain?
    dj: You have to register your colonies/apiaries in every state, that I know of. Check with someone at your local club or your apiary inspector for information specific to MS. You should find some info by googling for "apiary registration Mississippi". -js

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    djdup, many (perhaps all) states require that beekeepers tell them that they have hives and where to facilitate the state inspection program.
    By registering, they know where hives are located, and the state or county apiary inspector will come into the apairy (often unannounced, sometimes letting the owner know when he is coming, often not, and will open one's hives and inspect for diseases and pests.

    This has considerable value to the beekeeping community, as it facilitates early detection of diseases like American Foulbrood and when detected steps are taken to prevent it from spreading to neighboring apiaries

    (The comment about the nano-drone was an attempt at humor. The surveillance drones USDA and other agencies use are much bigger than that.)

    Many beekeepers comply with the requirement, but many do not, either out of ignorance that the state demands the registration, or knowingly to protect their privacy.

    Should one decide for any reason not to register, they have a responsibility to become competent to recognize such diseases themselves, and to protect the rest of the beekeeping community from such diseases if their hives become infected by quickly and competently neutralizing the threat these diseases present.

    He should also not grumble if he is fined for not registering.

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    Megachile sculpturalis - Giant Resin Bee http://bugguide.net/node/view/15541

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    (sound of a buzzer) Don't have to register them in Oklahoma!!
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    Default Re: One Huge Bee

    Nor in Missouri. As far as I know anyway.

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    no registration necessary in Wisconsin.
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    >You have to register your colonies/apiaries in every state, that I know of.

    Quite a few states have dropped this in the last ten to twenty years. I know Nebraska does not require registration. I know Arizona does not either and I know I've heard of several others but off the top of my head I wouldn't want to guess wrong which ones they were...
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    Like Wildforager said, no registration here in Wisconsin!
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