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antiguogrumete 

New Bee
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May 19, 2010
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Valencia (Spain)
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none
Due to copyright problems with the audio of this video (despite having been authorized by the author) the video has been replaced by the following:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEbXwdrfY-c"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEbXwdrfY-c[/ame]
 

Luminos 

Queen Bee
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May 27, 2011
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Limousin, France
Hive Type
wbc
Number of Hives
Less than 100. Er, 6, actually...
These magnificent bees are called Charbonnier here (or perhaps Charbonniere).
There's something of the "Pans Labyrinth" about that video, though...:eek:
 

rae 

Field Bee
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Berkshire
Hive Type
14x12
Number of Hives
8 and 3 nucs...it's swarm time...
They are common in Spain as well. They are bigger than the average bumble bee, but shaped like a honey bee - and iridescent blue. Mean looking critters, but I would love to have a hive full of them....
 

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