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Re: OT: weather and bees


From: Bill Shear <BILLS@hsc.edu>


>Bill Shear might be the one to ask about whether or not there's any
>animosity between wasps and bees.

Although I now regret opening the topic of bees--it has almost taken over
the list--I will answer this question.

Usually there are no problems with most wasps and bees, they simply ignore
one another.  However, there are wasps called "Bee Wolves" which hunt down
and capture bees on the wing.  The bees are used as food for the wasps'
young; the wasps themselves feed mostly on nectar.

Bill Shear
Department of Biology
Hampden-Sydney College
Hampden-Sydney VA 23943
(804)223-6172
FAX (804)223-6374
email<bills@hsc.edu>




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