Worker Honey Bees Vs Drone Bees Facts: Types Of Bees & Division Of Labour Process

Worker Honey Bees Vs Drone Bees Facts: Types Of Bees & Division Of Labour Process


Worker Bees Vs Drone Bees Facts: Other Types
Of Bees And Division Of Labour Process The Drone Bees . Drones are the male bees produced from unfertilized
eggs. They neither sting nor work. Their main duty in the hive is mating with
an emerging queen and that duty is performed only once in a lifetime. As soon as they finish mating with the queen,
the drones fall down and die as they have completed their destined duty. The queen also mates only once in a lifetime
but she does not die as a result. Drone bees are very few in any hive since
the unfertilized eggs that produce them are scantily laid by the Queen. They constitute less than one per cent of
the bees in a hive. The other drones which do not participate
in mating only loiter around the hive and feed freely from the labour of the worker
bees. The population of the drones in any hive is
invariably determined by the Queen which lays very few big and unfertilised eggs from which
the drones are produced. The Worker Bees. The worker bees are female bees. They are produced from smaller but fertilized
eggs. It is from among them that the queen bee emerges. Division of Labour. Worker bees are classified into groups for
the purpose of carrying out specific duties assigned to them. Some go out every morning to scout for flower
nectars with which to produce honey. Some are assigned to the duty of picking resin
with which to produce propolis. Such resin is picked from certain trees at
certain periods of the day. Some others are charged with fetching water
to be used in the hive. All of them travel out in groups of hundreds
into the wild vegetations or plantations every morning to carry out their duties. And for carrying out such duties, they are
called foragers. Among the other multitudes remaining in or
around the hive, some are responsible for security by guarding the hive against any
foreign attack or aggression. They are the security officers. Some are assigned to carrying out the conversion
of nectars into honey from the flower nectars brought into the hive by the foragers. Those are the corporate cooks manning the
kitchen in the hive. Some engage permanently in fanning the interior
of the hive with their tiny wings to reduce the heat and neutralize the humidity therein. Those are called ventilators. Some specialize in converting to propolis
the resin of trees brought into the hive by the foragers. Those are called pharmacists or apothecarists. Some are assigned to the Queen�s special
kitchen as special cooks and they prepare royal jelly for the Queen which is the latter�s
exclusive food. Those are called the Queen�s royal chefs. Some are kept at the entrance of the hive
for monitoring the environment and for passing any gathered information to the busy workers. Those are called informants. Some are put in charge of nursing the young
bees into adults. They are called foster mothers. Some are assigned to the building and maintenance
of the honeycomb. They are called colony architects and builders. Some are assigned to sterilizing the interior
of the hive ceiling of any leakages therein as well as to embalming any predators that
stray into the hive after such predators might have been stung to death to prevent any outbreak
of epidemic in the hive. Those are called sanitary inspectors. All of these duties are carried out by the
female bees called worker bees. Scavenging Officers. In the performance of their duties, some foragers
do alert others about the discovery of sources of raw materials like nectar, pollen and resin
in the visited vegetations by doing a �waggle� dance, which explains the direction and distance
of those raw materials. If the source is within the range of 100 meters
from the hive, the bees dance in a circular shape. If it is further away than 100 meters, they
dance in figure 8 shape. Worker bees, by their nature, do travel very
far in search of water or other raw materials needed to carry out their assigned duties
in the hive. And they follow the principle of �esprit
de corps� in carrying out such duties. This great division of labour is a daily routine
which enables perfection to be attained in the hive. And all these activities are centrally co-ordinated
by the Queen bee from her palatial chamber. Features of Drone Bees. The drones are the male bees. They cannot sting because they are naturally
not endowed to do that by virtue of the infertile eggs from which they are produced. Stinging is part of the duties of the worker
bees. And each of them can sting only once in a
lifetime. No bee can sting twice. That is why they move in groups when they
are going to attack an object or an enemy. Stinging bees are like suicide bombers. They die in less than 30 minutes after they
had stung. On the other hand, by virtue of the queen�s
position and the special food she eats, she can sting many times without any fear of death. It must be noted that the worker bees produce
honey and other products for themselves and not for human consumption. Honey is the food of the bees. They work during the dry season and never
in the rainy season because they cannot cope with the wind and storm which often accompany
rains. Thus, during the rainy season, they concentrate
on taking care of the Queen and on nursing the younger bees. Therefore, the food which they had stored
during the dry season is what they consume during the raining season. It takes an average worker bee about 21 days
to grow into an adult from the egg status while it takes the Queen about 16 day to develop
from the egg status to the royal status of a Queen. For More Research Based Home Remedies And
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Carpenter bee Xylocopa documentary

Carpenter bee Xylocopa documentary


Carpenter bees are large bees distributed worldwide. There are over 500 species of carpenter bees around the world. This common name is because they build their nests in burrows in dead wood, bamboo, or structural timbers. They use wood bits to form partitions between the cells in the nest Since the tunnels are near the surface, structural damage is generally minor or nonexistent. Carpenter bees are excellent pollinators on open-faced flowers,… … though many species are also known to “rob” nectar by slitting the sides of flowers with deep corollas. Some are often mistaken for bumblebee species, as they can be similar in size and coloration… … though most carpenter bees have a shiny abdomen, while in bumblebees the abdomen is completely covered with dense hair. Male bees are often seen hovering near nests, and will approach nearby animals. However, males are harmless, since they do not have a stinger. Carpenter bees are traditionally considered solitary bees, though some species have simple social nests in which mothers and daughters may cohabit However, even solitary species tend to be gregarious. Carpenter bees make nests by tunneling into wood, vibrating their bodies as they rasp their mandibles against the wood, each nest having a single entrance which may have many adjacent tunnels The entrance is often a perfectly circular hole measuring about 16 mm on the underside of a beam, bench, or tree limb. Unpainted or stained cedar, cypress and redwood shingles and siding are also attacked despite their pest-resistant reputations. Carpenter bees, like their distant relatives, the carpenter ants, differ from termites in that they do not consume the wood as food. They simply excavate tunnels for nesting sites.

Cockroaches for Christ – Learn to Survive the End Times!

Cockroaches for Christ – Learn to Survive the End Times!


Hi, I’m learning to be an end time survivor. I’m listening and learning how to live during the last days. Many of the biggest animals are extinct or endangered. But few small animals, especially insects, are in danger. The humble cockroach is most able to survive nuclear war. Radiation shoots tiny holes in the body,
destroying some organs. But cockroaches can grow back missing tissue. Think about how much animals affect us. Whales are beautiful, but they do not affect us
as deeply as cockroaches do. Giraffes, apes and giant squids do not affect us
as much as cockroaches in the kitchen do. The hated cockroach has influenced each of us. The same is true of a few seriously obedient Christians. We make people angry. If they knew how to make us extinct, they would. But if we stay small,
there will be millions of places where we can hide. The system can dance the cucaracha to stamp us out,
but most of us will escape into holes here and there. We will return to fight another day. Like the plagues of Egypt, we will return to torment them
with reminders of their disobedience to Jesus. It will be possible because we are NOT a huge organisation. Don’t give up. You are not alone.
You are part of God’s army of obedient followers. Please subscribe, to stay up to date
with videos being release on this channel. For more information, click the link in the video description.

Street Fighter: Ant Style

Street Fighter: Ant Style


JOHN: So we’re here at the Chicago Botanic
Garden. And there is a fight that’s broken out amongst a few of our insect friends here.
It appears that one was talkin’ shit about the other one’s mama. So they are settling
this the old-fashioned way with a good old-fashioned street brawl.
KIMMY: There’s one going on your foot. JOHN: It appears that one have one that is
an onlooker as well. But he’s taking off. He doesn’t wanna be associated with this.
Man, they are going at it! KIMMY: I think he’s dead.
JOHN: No, he’s still going. KIMMY: I’ll make him dead.
JOHN: They are not happy. Not happy at all.

ePest Solutions: Dupont Advion Ant Bait Stations


Hi, I am Jeff with ePest Solutions. Today we are talking about Dupont’s Advion
Ant Bait Stations. These are little arenas that you can place
out for the control of a variety of ants. There are many different ants listed on the
label of this product, and I found that the active ingredient which is indoxacarb is very
effective in eradicating ant infestations. I love Advion for bait, it is one of my all
favorite interior ant baiting problems. This can be used in conjunction with a non-repellent
spray like Phantom. It can also be used with a variety of ant
gels that we also sell here on the website. These can just be placed typically on the
counter tops where you see any ant infestations, the kitchen, bathrooms, utility room. The wet areas are going to tend to be where
the ants are the most. It can be placed on window sills, behind the
microwave, behind the refrigerator; just behind anything where the ants are trailing. You want to get the bait where the trailing
is. Just limit the household cleaners in the area
where you place the bait stations; it keeps the bait freshest the longest. We always have Dupont Ant Arenas in stock,
so if you order today it is going to go out today, free shipping. Order it tonight; it will go out first thing
tomorrow.

Three Things You Should Know: WASP Lab

Three Things You Should Know: WASP Lab


Hi I’m Rob MacIsaac. Hi, I’m Derek. I’m a lab technologist. And today we’re going to learn three things you should know about the WASP Lab. What do you think are the three things I should know about
microbiology here at Hamilton Health Sciences?
Well the up and coming automation which is what we’re standing behind here which
is the WASP. It’s very new in terms of microbiology and it basically puts the
samples automatically and takes it from the swab and puts it on to the agar
plate and puts it on to the conveyor belt which goes into the incubators. S o
Derek talk a little bit about you know the the role that the machine plays
versus the role that our staff continue to play like how how how is the machine
changed the work of staff what’s the what’s the big value add of the machine
versus you know the important work that our staff are doing? So it does free up
the staff to be focusing on the samples that need our expertise and only
handling plates that need to be handled So the second thing you should know, Rob,
is this has totally changed the way that microbiology works and how we work on
patient samples now. So basically the plates come into the incubator here that
you see and they are incubated and there’s a camera and a HEPA filter
inside and at the designated time of incubation it’ll take a picture and
present it to what we call the screener which is over there and person sits
there and basically screens through all the plates on screen. So really
there’s very little physical contact between the technician and
the samples. Correct, correct. So we really right now what we have is
those close ups of the samples on so basically the only plates that we touch are plates
that need to be worked up and everything else that’s not significant or no growth
can go directly into the garbage which this takes care of. The third thing you
should know is that this lab processes half a million samples a year. Wow so
those are all from Hamilton Health Sciences? No we are a regional
microbiology lab so we do a lot of work from Niagara all the way to Burlington and
past Toronto. And so how do those samples how did they come to us are they
they’re all by courier? They’re all couriered here and we are 24/7 a lab so when they
come in they do go on the automation get processed so if there’s a positive
how does that get communicated back to the – you know the sending hospital so all
the hospitals are connected by their LAS system so it does go into the computer
immediately as soon as you do it and it’s a significant result than we do
phone it or fax it to them. So I really enjoyed meeting Derek and the wasp lab
today. So the three things you should know about the WASP lab first of all
it’s automated, secondly it’s really transformed the way in which our
technicians interact with the samples and the testing process. Thirdly we do half a million samples a year which allows us to be, really,
the base for all of the hospitals in our region we’re really supporting so many
different hospitals with the work that’s done here so all in all, very impressed
by the work that’s going on in the WASP lab and thanks very much for joining us
here today.

Are Daddy Longlegs Spiders?  (Re: 8 Animal Misconceptions Rundown)

Are Daddy Longlegs Spiders? (Re: 8 Animal Misconceptions Rundown)


In my animal misconceptions video I casually
mentioned that daddy long legs aren’t spiders and received a ton of comments asking for
clarification or suggesting that it’s not that simple, so I feel the need to clear things
up a bit, but first, a disclaimer: If images of spiders make you uncomfortable,
1) you shouldn’t have clicked on this video and 2) you should stop watching, right, about
now. Cutest, spider ever. Right? When editing the video, I decided to cut out
a daddy-longleg discussion, and now you’ll see why. To answer the question ‘are daddy longlegs
spiders?’ we first need to know, what are spiders? And for that we need the biological
classification system you should have learned in high school. Spiders are in the animal kingdom – which
is a pretty broad class of life and not helpful in narrowing things down. The phylum that
concerns us are the arthropods which are a subset of animals with external skeletons,
segmented bodies, and jointed limbs. The arthropods with exactly eight legs and
two body segments are in a class called arachnids – where the name arachnophobia comes from
– and while often used to mean fear of spiders, there are plenty of arachnids that are not
spiders, such as scorpions and mites. The true spiders, are a subset of Arachnids
in the order Araneae. What defines these as spider are their fangs and the poison glands
within them, their numerous eyes and their spinnerets that allow them to make webs. Now that we have a spider checklist on to
the second problem: the name ‘daddy longlegs’ means different things in different places. In Australia this cellar spider is called
a daddy longlegs – which as an eight-legged, multi-eyed, web-spinning member of Araniee
makes it an official spider. It also produces venom, but then so does everything in that
bloody country. Where I grew up this is a daddy longlegs (sometimes
called a harvestman). They have just two, soulless eyes, can’t
web sling and lack fangs and poison glands and so fail the spider checklist and are in
a different order called Opiliones. It was these I had it mind while making the
video. To make things more complicated, in my adoptive
UK the british call this Crane Fly daddy long legs. Unlike the closely related Opiliones
and Araniee the Crane Fly isn’t an arachnid but an insect, the class of arthropods with
six legs and three body segments. And, as if the name wasn’t ambiguous enough
at this point, there is also a plant called daddy long legs. For taxonomical completeness the plant is
over here a different kingdom. But, because of the way life works even this plant is distantly
related to those other daddy longlegs because plants and animals are both eukaryotes which
means that their cells have complex structures, most notably a nucleus. So, to fully the first question: there are
four daddy long legs, three animals, two arachnids, but only one spider among them.

Cyborg cockroaches developed by U.S. researchers to help rescue victims 미국 대학,


Cockroaches are often considered pests,…
but general opinion towards the insects could change as they may offer crucial help in rescuing
disaster victims. Researchers from North Carolina State University
have developed cyborg cockroaches… called “biobots,” that are equipped with electronic
packs and high-resolution microphones. They say the bugs can be controlled to navigate
through tiny spaces towards sound that it picks up,… potentially helping first responders
locate people trapped under rubble.

فلوق ١٦: ملك الصراصير 🐞

فلوق ١٦: ملك الصراصير 🐞


Guys! No!
Please don’t! Turki Almohsen vlog – 16
Riyadh Hello Thanks god What’s wrong with you? Please, I want to go out Where do you want to go? I want to go but I can’t.
There are many cats around the house You just want to go have a walk? Anything, the weather is so nice Do you want to go to a museum?
I’m sure you’ve never been there, It’s a nice place Yeah let’s go Are you ready? This is not a museum It is a museum, come lets go in What is this place? Come, read this and you’ll know “Tips for getting rid of mosquitoes” This is a pesticides museum
They kill insects here Did you bring me here to threaten me? No! I just wanted to show you No, I’m sure that you are threatening me No I just wanted to show you what humans can do to insects and cockroaches Dear, we are living a better life than yours “More than 33 types of bacteria” This isn’t true We are cleaner than humans What !! We are cleaner than cockroaches! are they monitorin No these are the cars that has pesticides What kind of racism is this ! They’re mentioning us with rats, ants and mosquitoes We are higher class A meteor killed all of them except us Look at these tools This can kill all humans No, this is for insects like you What is this for? This is for spraying cockroaches and ants So you’re classifying cockroaches and ants together All of these procedures are for us? You are scared of us are you guys serious? This is diazinon, a substance to kill insects Diazinon? it’s useless!
We drink it like coffee Get me some, I’m thirsty You’ll die by the way no man i won’t They use this to kill you! You’ll die Pour a bit more, it’s so good It just needs a bit of cockroachium cockroachium? cockroachium is a substance.
If you put a bit it’ll become fetal Do you want me to show you how?
It’s simple In the previous episode don’t get close to him! What does he mean by I can’t come closer than 2
meters from you? What kind of rule is this? I don’t think we can solve this on the phone
I’ll meet you when I get back to Riyadh. Goodbye Hello Hello Nawaf, open the door Listen, come back in 2 hours Why? I can’t open now What do you mean? Bro I’m not in the mood for problems What problems? This is Turki Who’s this? Are you serious? Is it Abudullah? What do think of.. umm.. Wait, what?
I’m here to visit Nawaf So you don’t want to let me in Bro please, I’m not in the mood for problems I’ll show you guys. One hour later.. Yes? Open Bro I asked you to come after 2 hours Open, I solved the problem I don’t want problems infront of the neighbors Open ! I’m coming wait Alright come on Hello What’s this? This is the solution Move This is a 2 meters iron so I don’t get close to you What do you think now? You shouldn’t come closer to me more than 2 meters
What you’re doing is against the law What is against the law?
I’m not closer than 2 meters Am I right or not Nawaf? Come here, where are you going? I’m calling the lawyer Let him call the lawyer Are you stupid? How is fasting going with you guys? We are not into fasting Don’t you guys fast? We are not involved Hello How do you pick up the phone like that? Give me a minute Hey!! they still there are they? But I’m not into jobs actually 25,000 SAR Yes! Accept How much is 25,000 SAR? A lot !! So can I pass by tomorrow? Can you drop me in the morning? Yeah sure Alright see you 3 months later How are you?
What’s up? What’s the problem?
You told me that there is a problem The problem is with your friend
I will terminate him Why? what did he do? He is not acting in a professional way So you are willing to terminate him? It is my first time to see a cockroach that speaks He is working but not achieving anything.
He’s not a good marketing manager – So you didn’t get any profit at all?
– No, at all Alright, I’ll talk to him
Where is his office? 3nd office to the left don’t drag me into this just follow what i am telling you Nawaf Shbeili this is Lawyer Khaled Khalid Abdulziz! Khalid is an actor and a YouTuber!
Don’t play around and act as a Lawyer! I’m a lawyer and I have certificates in law Since when? Are you a real lawyer? Yes I’m! I’m not a clown Is this legally correct? Yes it is! Just let me check Mr.Turki, please I can get closer right? Right? Law is law Law is law Abdullah, I told you You can have a look It’s okay It is legally okay! Look! He’s pushing me I will raise a file to the court Khalid 1 hour is for 50 SAR 1 hour is for 50 SAR?
Okay let’s go Hello Hello!!! Hello bro! What a nice office! What are you watching? Have a seat man What a cool job This is something you have to see Is this what you have created? This is one of the things I came up with How’s work going?
What are these papers and stuff A did a thesis take a look at it Hello Please Abu Abdullah, you made us so busy
Find a way for your rats and leave the place No, don’t ask them to use pesticides Don’t give them a reason, just find a way for your rats Keep these words between us What the hell are you doing? You’re welcome, god bless you What did you just do ! Why are you saying that to clients? This not a good way to work These people are going to use pesticides in a villa Then why didn’t you call them
before and ask them to go there? Bro! I don’t want them to be killed!
I used to play football with them It doesn’t matter!
You’re an employee in this company You can’t go to that neighborhood You are ruining everything What the hell are you doing? You are making to company lose money! 2 meters
don’t get closer This is unacceptable
You are here to do your work, but not this way What’s wrong? What do you want! get away Why did you touch him? He is crazy I’m not here to get you mad Yes your are Because you don’t know what is happening I don’t care
Look at this thing, what do you think it is? What’s this? an icecream? No What’s that?
Cockroaches? Yes This is for our clients Give me a paper I want to write something I want to write something for you What’s that? What’s that!! What do you think of it? Is this a real cockroach? It looks real man! It is well designed Oh Karma No i won’t do this What! stop No! you’re not allowed to touch him! I’m not forced to wear this stupid tent Where are you sitting, come here
get out of here with them Nawaf don’t ruin it You are doing something against the law **** this law He just swore at me What you are saying can be used against you don’t The company is complaining about you
You are making them lose money Who got this? tell me But they are losing since you started your job How? You are calling them and asking them not to work So you think insects should die? Yes they should! No dear!
Humans should die not insects The problem is that they didn’t
get any profit since 3 months What is the conclusion of what you want to say? That they have terminated you, they want you to pack up and leave the office They terminated you. it’s done.
No more salary, they wont give you any money What’s wrong with you?
Don’t get angry !! Don’t do this! Don’t get mad
Stop it Damn them Why are you leaving this way? Don’t do this! Guys! No
Chill! What’s wrong with you!
No Nawaf! Stop Calm down!! You should leave 4 meters space between you 4 meters! Alright What happened to us bro? What are we fighting about? I don’t remember No matter what But the issue is not a joke But no matter what, we are like brothers I want to apologize, I’m sorry It’s ok no need to apologize Let’s forget about it Without a hug, please Alright no hug Your apology is accepted Alright Take me back home
I don’t want to see you nor be around any of you Where the hell are we heading to? Where are you going? Let them know
I’m leaving For sure? Let them know, If they want it to be a war between us It’s not me, I’m not involved Okay as you like but don’t say that I haven’t warned you Who warns can never be blamed Alright I talked to them, I tried to find a solution but they don’t want Do you know what they want? What do they want? They want a war Meteors couldn’t kill us Now they’re trying to kill us with sprays! Their eid is soon, I don’t want a wedding, a dinner or any occasion without you all being there Ruin everything, let us teach them! Who survived meteors will survive now It’s our turn to destroy them Don’t forget to like, subscribe and most importantly, to share the video anywhere you can.

Honey Bee and Wasp Sugar Water Preferences Open Feeding What Bees Use First


okay so today is Friday the 13th in
October and what we have is an abundance of foraging bees and wasps in the air
and the resources are low so competition is high now what a lot of beekeepers do
is they open feed and they open feed a variety of different materials the most
popular is 50/50 sugar water and sugar like C&H pure cane sugar and what I have
here for this test and you’re looking at the time-lapse sequence here 50% so
that’s the 50/50 sugar water all the way to the right and this is by volume 25%
second from the right and 10% second from the left and 5% sugar water all the
way to the left and the water resource is the pure P U R filtered water that
we talked about before in the last test and turned out to be the water that was
preferred by the bees so this four minute time lapse sequence shows that
the bees really pile on the twenty five and fifty percent sugar water now sugar
and water together just provides the carbohydrate that the bees need to have
the energy to warm the hive and to forage of course
so by open feeding what we’re doing is we’re giving something for those
foragers to do plus they are bringing resources to the hive and they won’t be
attacking other colonies of honeybees hopefully if there were no resources in
the environment and as you can see in the background there the corn is dry and
ready for harvest there are very few flowering plants left so the stronger
colonies tend to converge on weaker colonies and raid them out and take
their resources so by open feeding you do two things you give those foragers
something to do and get their energy away from weaker colonies that may be
robbed out and you provide resources that will help them keep their hives
warm now the more water percentage there is compared to the sugar the more
dehydrating they have to do so once the imitation nectar here is taken into the
hive the bees have to dry it out and
condense it so that it becomes honey now you want to do this open feeding well
after you’ve taken honey off of your hives because you obviously don’t want
to be taking sugar water honey off as a resource for your own consumption so do
this after you’ve done your last harvest and so as you can see here the 50% 25%
are equally consumed by the bees they are just taking it down now I wish it
were backlit better so that you could see right now they’re down by 1/3 what
goes on is the bees are taking this all off in just a day so the entire cycle of
what you’re seeing in this video happens within a 24 hour period and the
time-lapse sequence is what I’m starting off with but if you’ll continue watching
I’ll get over some close-ups of the bees and some more discussion about what
other insects come to these feeders and again we’re using highly filtered water
this is from a well because my house is on a well so that’s pre filtered and
then I use the PUR filters that we get from Amazon I’ll put a link for that
in the video description I’ll also put a link to these drinkers that I use these
are 1 quart plastic drinkers and that’ll also be in the video description now what happened during the day of
course it warms up we started this sequence right after sunrise and the
bees of course the activity picks up after noon most foraging occurs late
morning early afternoon and here we are in the final sequences 10% 25% and 50%
are completely empty now and you notice that they’re concentrated all the way to
the left and look what is predominantly present here these are all wasps for the
most part the honeybees have already gone into their colonies for nighttime
protection and the wasps continue to forage well after sunset now for those of you who want to know
the exact weather conditions I decided to take a picture of my weather station
here and the sensor for wind we’re at 4 miles an hour we have 74 degrees outside
and 67% average humidity rainfall of course has been light for the whole
month we only have three point four four inches so this gives you kind of a base
for when I started and did this test I guess I could also if you’re interested
in this weather station I’ll put a link to that I got it on Amazon now for the
time lapse sequences I use the GoPro Hero 5 I just had that thing up on a
tripod right in front of all four the drinkers and set it for a shot every 5
seconds so here we are first one is 5 percent 5 percent sugar to water by
volume and if you notice the honeybees really didn’t care too much for that
overall we went to 10 percent they did show moderate interest in this but so
long as 25 percent and 50 percent sugar to water ratio was made available they
really heavily concentrated on that and here you see a mix of the honeybees
which are from my apiary I know some people get concerned and have made
comments in the past when I open feed that bees are coming from other apiaries
and we’re mixing potential varroa mites and things like that
well my bees are isolated we are at least five miles from the nearest
beekeeper in my area so for me open feeding number one I’m not wasting my
resources feeding other people’s bees and number two I’m really not that
concerned about contagions passing back and forth bee to bee while they’re
concentrated at these drinkers and this just shows again the GoPros setup so
here they are they’re concentrating to the Yellowjackets here in the foreground
lining up and now Yellowjackets even though they do raid beehives when
they’re all at an area like this where there’s an abundant resource they
congregate without attacking each other the exception to that though is and
you’ll see them in here see that bald-faced hornet which is really a
wasp but she’s on the right there kind of in the middle of the pack they show
up for nectar resources which is the sugar water but they’re also here to
attack kill and fly away with some of the smaller wasps they don’t seem to be
very successful against the honeybees but they are definitely here as dual
purpose predators one for the nectar and the second is to get some protein by
capturing a smaller wasp tearing it apart and bringing that back
to their nest site so by sunset this future percent sugar water was basically
empty and twenty five percent went down pretty much at the exact same rate I
think during this sequence we do still have some of the water in those
reservoirs and you can still see as the sun’s back lit twenty-five and fifty
percent are at fifty percent and the ten and five percent are down by about 20
percent now bees have to drink their food any
insect that you see that has that thorax and then the very thread thin
connection between the thorax and the abdomen meat protein isn’t gonna pass
through that so they can only drink now insects of different styles can handle
thicker liquid than others I hope some of you enjoyed those
slow-motion sequences they are a lower-resolution of course we will
improve on those at another time but these are cool in slow motion and here
we are again we’re just gonna continue to show the bees and wasps kind of
cooperating here at the drinkers now if you look closely there are a
variety of wasp species here and the ones when you see their abdomens and
they’ve got the yellow and black stripes going across them now we’re going into
nighttime so even though the video looks well lit this is actually after sunset
so what’s left at the feeders wasps so and wasps are not all the same I have
to tell you that you know like mud dobbers and some of the smaller
Yellowjackets woodland Yellowjackets they are pretty gentle to be around but
what we’re looking at here this nice large black and white one is what’s
known as a bald-faced hornet now they’re really just a wasp themselves but they
are really at the top of the food chain when it comes to wasps in our area and
some of them are here licking up the sugar water that’s remaining if you
notice all of these reservoirs are empty except for the 5% sugar water by now and
these boldface Hornets if you’ve seen my other videos I am NOT a fan of these
wasps they are really aggressive they can fly at night they navigate at night
they can squirt venom in your eyes they are just I don’t know what to say they
are a very very defensive and capable flying stinging insect and the cool
thing is here now that we’re after sunset and most of the honeybees have
gone to their hives you get to see on these reservoirs all these different
varieties of wasps and some of these again they’ve come from the woods some
of them are meadow some of them come from ground nests and
others are paper wasps there’s a honey bee real quick they’re like look at this
curious looking Los long and slender and they’re pretty docile I’m close to these
things they don’t have any protection on and they’re just pretty passive at this
point of course it’s cooling down it’s nighttime there’s a honey bee there on
the left but again as I said most of the honey bees have gone there’s a bee fly
there right in front of us that’s an imitator now I’m showing you my
bug-zooka this is what I use to collect sometimes Yellowjackets if they’re
really getting pesky I’m trying to work the bees but tonight
you know I just can’t let these boldface Hornets go so I’m gonna have to go after
them these are Yellow Jackets these are not my target species right now but I am
collecting bald faced Hornet so that I can look at them up close the bug-zooka
lets you catch things alive if you get something that you don’t want to kill
you can release it later after observation and for me in my case I can
photograph them but look at these different wasp species they’re really
interesting five percent the only thing that’s left
to drink from and you can see the honeybees are
congregated there to the right side of the screen these bees are staying kind
of grouped together and they’re gonna stay on these feeders overnight which is
interesting too now look at these boldface Hornets I
just can’t let him sit there look there you go taking them out with my bug-zooka
oh there’s another one she’s aggressive just you know they’re not like any other
wasp goodbye and these are what I would call you know passive friendly wasps
here those of you know your wasp species very well could chime in in the comment
section and share with all of us again it’s it’s fairly dark now don’t be
fooled by the exposure of the video camera that I’m using which makes it
look well lit we are well past sunset and of course these honey bees have
moved up underneath this brick to protect themselves from heavy dew and of
course the cold temps overnight in the morning they’ll find their way back to
their hives another bald-faced hornet got that one and there’s a bald-faced
hornet if you’ve ever had an encounter with bald-faced hornet so you know
exactly what I’m talking about they come at you like nothing else just look at
her going after all the other wasps that are just there to drink she is not a
friendly wasp when it comes to the drinking hole here yeah got you too! so we’re putting away
everything packing up the GoPro and of course here’s a little wasp on it very
timid you know we’re out here we’re not at their nest so keep in mind wasps when
they’re out of the feeding space are not defending that site so they’re very easy
to approach and here’s my collection for the evening a bald-faced hornet so i’m
gonna take these back and get some close-up photographs of them and again
my least favorite wasp I’ll put a link to the bug-zooka – if you’re interested
in that now here we are this is the following morning actually right at
sunrise it’s cold and it’s rainy and who’s out flying around the Yellow
Jackets Yellow Jackets have a huge advantage over the honeybee they fly in
colder temperatures I’ve seen Yellow Jackets flying around in 38 degrees
Fahrenheit and they are able to gather resources before the honeybees are even
out and about and if you look at the ones that have the abdomens with the
independent dots on left and right going down the back that’s a queen so this
time of year a lot of the Yellowjackets that are going out and about are the
newly hatched Queens that are gonna hope to winner over here because the
temperatures are getting colder and they’ll be the ones that will establish
new colonies in the spring of next year so they are definitely hungry for
carbohydrates thank you for watching this video I hope you got something out
of it and I hope you enjoyed seeing these wasps up close and what sugar
preferences the bees and wasps have thanks again