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Hachi 

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Damn! A lot more than I ever thought I'd have
I'd like to think they can only remember mine otherwise, I have boxes of potentially indiscriminate mass murderers doted all over the countryside.
 

SWHives 

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On a (perhaps) related note, when bees get stroppy, do they target sources of CO₂ generated by the apparent cause? It seems to me that defensive bees target the lower half of my face, sometimes gathering in a small group on that part of the veil and the only reason I can think of is that perhaps they're drawn to the carbon dioxide in my exhaled breath. It seems less plausible that it's some kind of visual targeting.

James
That's right. According to a book I read about bees they sense co2 in your breath, that's how they protect themselves in the wild, fending off intruders.
 
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