[NAFEX] bumble bee as pollinator
brucehansen at acd.net
Mon Apr 21 15:06:36 EDT 2003
Re: [NAFEX] bumble bee as pollinatorAh! Life must be easy in Oregon. I know
a bumble bee and I suspect you have never bothered a nest. Sweat bees
(underground) are also aggressive but usually if I run fast they give up in
a few yards. Although, when watering some new trees last summer I disturbed
a nest (flooded), a few of them kept up the chase for 30 or so yards.
From: nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org]On Behalf Of Lon J. Rombough
Sent: Monday, April 21, 2003 1:53 PM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] bumble bee as pollinator
That's the most aggressive behavior I've ever heard of in bumble bees.
Are you sure you didn't have a species of underground living wasp?
From: "Bruce Hansen" <brucehansen at acd.net>
Reply-To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2003 13:49:38 -0400
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Subject: RE: [NAFEX] bumble bee as pollinator
I have found a similar thing with bumble bees. However, if you disturb
nest they will chase you. I did this and was chased from the barn to the
house (100 yds)where, to escape, I closed the screen door behind me. The
buzzed the screen several times and then waited for me to come out.
Bruce z5 MI
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