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  1. #1
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    Hardin County, IL USA
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    Default Bees drink blood?

    Ever see a bee land on a bloody wound or a deer carcass and drink blood? A friend says this has happened to him more than once.

  2. #2
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    arvad, colorado, usa
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    Default Re: Bees drink blood?

    I've never seen a honeybee drink blood, but I've seen plenty of yellow jackets on carcasses.

    OTOH, I have seen and felt honeybees link sweat off my own arms and legs, so maybe they're after the salt?
    Last edited by tabby; 11-01-2012 at 09:15 PM.

  3. #3
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    Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA
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    Default Re: Bees drink blood?

    I think he is seeing yellowjackets, as they are carnivorous .

  4. #4
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    Kaysville, Utah, USA
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    Default Re: Bees drink blood?

    First zombie bees, now vampire bees!


    In all seriousness, I vote for yellowjackets. I've seen them around/on dead animals before.
    Don't provoke a hive full of angry bees.

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