Harvesting Honey from Giant Honeybees in Cambodia

I love honey but I will leave the collecting up to these guys.

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+7 1. ringmaster commented 4 years ago

Why aren't the bees more aggravated about people taking their food? I appreciate every single one of those tiny creatures <3
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+12 2. Pyranthos commented 4 years ago

#1 That's what the smoke is for, keeps em from bee-ing so aggressive. (sry, couldn't resist)
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+7 3. Judge-Jake commented 4 years ago

Imagine the trial and error involved in coming up with that method and while you are imagining that look up the Cambodian words for:-

"Ah, feck, feck, Cun* oh you bastard, OOOu, my fecking eye, be-jasus, Ooh mother Mary, Col fecking Pott, Ahh you stabber you fecking little stabber, not the balls NOT THE BALLS AAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! you fecking got me, OOOUU my Tongue my Tung OOOuu you swyppy Busterd Ma Tongs Gone hall fatt, Ouy Mother mary of Jasus of Nazareth, they're up my fecking Harse Stinging me botham ah let me dye let me dye, get Smoke, someone get fecking smoke, set a pig on fire anything just do it quick I'm dying here aahhh! >:)
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+8 4. thundersnow commented 4 years ago

#3 JJ on a roll again <3 :squirrel:
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+3 5. Geekster (admin) commented 4 years ago

#2 pun master 2016 :D
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+1 6. krazeeeyez commented 4 years ago

Isn't it easier just to grab the whole thing and run?
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+5 7. seldomseen77 commented 4 years ago

#6 if you grab the whole thing, you grab the queen with it. They'll be following and stinging you for days.
I'm guessing these guys have a way to tell that the piece they took was the most recently constructed part of the nest, so they know the queen can't be in there.
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+12 8. huldu commented 4 years ago

#6 Leave the hive intact and you can return later for more honey. That was a very big hive and probably wouldn't take the bees that long to rebuild the broken parts or even expand the hive more.
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+2 9. snotraddict commented 4 years ago

Giant bees or giant hive? >:)
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+2 10. challenger451 commented 4 years ago

When you smoke bees they feel under attack by nature and the bees, all female, fill up with honey to protect their food source. This makes them docile, sort of like we feel after Thanksgiving dinner. So they aren't inclined to sting. Aren't inclined, but not a guarantee. Some could sting, but these guys know what they are doing and are going gently into each move. By preserving the rest of the hive, they can come back and rob it again.
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+1 11. sux2bu commented 4 years ago

#9 I had thought the same thing but I checked it out first....giant honeybees they are !

http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/MISC/BEES/Apis_dorsata.htm
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+1 12. Judge-Jake commented 3 years ago

Just read my comment from a year ago (#3 above) have to say I actually made myself laugh, made my tongue go all fat. :D
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0 13. buckleg08 commented 3 years ago

last...bitten...
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+1 14. Judge-Jake commented 66 days ago

Just read my comment from 4 years ago and a year ago, have to say it still made me laugh a little. I be back either in 2021 or 2024 and see if it's still holding out, unless Covid-19 gets me of course. <3
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0 15. buckleg08 commented 66 days ago

giant hornets next disaster...>:):D