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Ely 

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Does anyone else find this term for their bees more than a little creepy?
 

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are you well?
 

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I used to live in Woodhouse Sheffield!
 

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that answers my question then :) lol
 

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Haha. Could be worse, I could be from the Manor!
 

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Yipee. I'm not alone. For a minute there I thought I'd put my foot right in it
 

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Describing bee's as girls always reminds me of a once member of another forum called Chris,he used to become quite unhinged when people described them as girls,he would always make a point of putting these people right in his own sweet way....they are not girls,they are bee's.
I tend to agree with him,but don't find anything creepy about calling them girls.
 

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Aaaaah Chris, i remember Chris, charming individual, what a love, his parents must be so proud.

And sorry Ely, i have called them "Girls", purely a form of endearment on my part.
 

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I once called them little f****** when taking off a few supers for extraction on a warm evening and getting stung because I had shorts on.
 

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I call them girls and yes chris did try to put me right but I dont take no notice. They must be girls cos I cant figure them out either lol. Call them what you like.
 

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its a nightmare, some women on a more4 advert called her cows 'ladies' !!!

time to write in and complain
 

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For me ... not quite creepy, but certainly not right. I'm not quite sure why I recoil so much when people use the word. Is that creepy?!

G.
 

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My wife (so me, too) refer to them as 'ladies'. She asks if I am off to see my 'other ladies'. I still refer to her affectionately as 'my lady' 'cos we lived together a few years before getting married, and at our ages we thought 'girlfriend' and 'boyfriend' was not really appropriate!

Probably better than calling them 'wasps' or 'guys' (the workers).

Regards, RAB
 

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No, if guys- would have tv control in one hand and a beer in the other- must be girls as getting food organised!

My real pet hate :toetap05:- No, more than that - calling children 'kids' - kids are baby goats and little children may be more respected and not abused if they were thought to be children -NOT KIDS- which sounds dismissive to me - ok- off my soapbox
 

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I have "Ladies who do honey", it's a Dulwich thing do you....
 

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its a nightmare, some women on a more4 advert called her cows 'ladies' !!!

time to write in and complain
I've occasionally called a lady a cow :cheers2:

John Wilkinson
 

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I fear that I, too, have been known to refer to them as 'girls' - or 'ladies'. This is simlpy a recognition of their sex - and given their uncertain temperament and tendency not to see reason, there is no doubt at all about this!

(Think I'll just go and hide in the nearest hornets' nest).
 

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No, if guys- would have tv control in one hand and a beer in the other- must be girls as getting food organised!

My real pet hate :toetap05:- No, more than that - calling children 'kids' - kids are baby goats and little children may be more respected and not abused if they were thought to be children -NOT KIDS- which sounds dismissive to me - ok- off my soapbox
Don't spoil an old joke Heather !. As small people, we used to inform other small people of the birth of a Kid with a goats' head!! and laugh at the look of disbelief on their faces :hat:.

John Wilkinson
 

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