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  1. #1
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    Default Drone Bee Foraging??

    Here is a picture of what appears to be a drone working the mums. I watched for awhile and he just went from flower to flower. I saw one on a different day working the same flowers. I thought they did not forage but I am still learning! P1280470a.jpgP1280478a.jpgP1280486a.jpg

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    Default Re: Drone Bee Foraging??

    I'm wondering if he got kicked out of a hive, and is looking for food - any food. When you're starving...

    Tony P.
    There must be a harder way to do that... let me find it for you.

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    Default Re: Drone Bee Foraging??

    Hoverfly???
    Clay
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  4. #4
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    Default Re: Drone Bee Foraging??

    I believe what you are looking at is something called a drone fly, which looks like a drone honey bee.

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    Default Re: Drone Bee Foraging??

    Not a bee, but a fly. It's a mimic.
    Mark Berninghausen
    The answers are the end. The questions are the journey. Journey on.



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    Default Re: Drone Bee Foraging??

    Great pics, BTW.... I'd be interested to know what kind of camera gear/setup you used for them?

  7. #7
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    Default Re: Drone Bee Foraging??

    I thought at first it was a fly be the eyes but then the rest of it looked like a honey bee so I was confused! I am glad to know now that it is a fly!! The camera I used is a Panasonic FZ-150.

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    Default Re: Drone Bee Foraging??

    That's okay. It's beneficial to the fly for those observing it to be confused and mistaken.
    Mark Berninghausen
    The answers are the end. The questions are the journey. Journey on.



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