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« on: 11/04/2007 18:26:21 »
YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY !!

it's that time of year when stroking bees is full of fun:


... I luff stroking Bees.....you grab a dandelion or other type bee loving flower,
 hold it next to a beesy pollen collecting Bee and when Bee lands on it, it's so beesy collecting
 pollen, that you can stroke it's furry back !!!...my kids love me doing this....try it...
but don't blame me if it stings you !!...so be cautious !!..I mean, they have to Bee really peeved to do
that anyway eh ?...oh, and don't try putting a leash on it either..they hate that !!

Stroke a bee and bring joy to yourself !!





 

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« Reply #1 on: 11/04/2007 18:52:16 »
Oh my god, Neil. You actually do this? I've been stung 4 times in my life. Im frightened of them, deathly.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 11/04/2007 18:55:42 »
Oh my god, Neil. You actually do this? I've been stung 4 times in my life. Im frightened of them, deathly.

Absolutely I do it !!...

Of course you have to be very very careful but pick a bush where there are lots of busy bees being beesy and I guarantee you...that , with caution, ewe can get a bee to land on a flower and you can stroke it very gently !!...seriously !..it's well cool !!..after all..if they sting you...it's a death sentence for them !!....they really really do not want to sting you...only if you peeve them off BIG time !!.so...make sure it's always a bee that is already collecting pollen from a bush etc etc...

of course wasps are a different matter !!...they don't give a sod !!
 

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« Reply #3 on: 11/04/2007 18:56:31 »
.........oh....the big fluffy  bees are the best...YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY !!!
 

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« Reply #4 on: 11/04/2007 18:58:46 »


of course wasps are a different matter !!...they don't give a sod !!

too true, im alergic to wasp stings, but not bees
 

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« Reply #5 on: 11/04/2007 19:03:00 »


of course wasps are a different matter !!...they don't give a sod !!




too true, im alergic to wasp stings, but not bees



Really ?..i am sorry to hear that...how allergic are you ?.. do you require treatment ?

It's a nasty thing to have ...I hope you get through the summer sting free Paul.

.I remember being stung by a wasp just a couple of years ago....the bugger was down my shorts !!....though it stung me on the side thankfully !!...
 

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« Reply #6 on: 11/04/2007 19:05:24 »
Ah, Neil.. I'm absolutely terrified of bees, but the way you say it, I'm really tempted to do it this Summer. But I just can't stand the pain!

Neil, how many times have you been stung in total?
 

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« Reply #7 on: 11/04/2007 19:18:48 »
question - why did you have a wasp in your shorts, do you also vote tory.....lol

wasp allergies are not as bad as bees, and no i take nothing for it. the doc just said oh you are alergic to wasp stings and do i need a sick note!

the last time i got stung, i was sneeking away from work an hour early. i just got a few yards down the road and this wasp flew down my t-shirt and got me. i had real trouble breathing and had to go back to work, it took ages for me to breath properly and i ended up leaving work 2 hours later. if i had left on time i would never have met that wasp....there must be a moral in all of that
 

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« Reply #8 on: 11/04/2007 19:22:56 »
Lol, Paul. Naughty, sneeking away from work like that! I guess you've learnt your lesson, no? :P
 

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« Reply #9 on: 11/04/2007 19:24:48 »
Lol, Paul. Naughty, sneeking away from work like that! I guess you've learnt your lesson, no? :P

yes, i snaked away earlier the next day. you have to think ahead of the wasp.
 

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« Reply #10 on: 11/04/2007 19:28:59 »
I haven't been stung for about 4-5 years. The last time I did, I got stung on the leg, where the kneecap is, but other side of the leg. It's really sensitive there, because your leg folds at that point. I almost died from the pain! Lol
 

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« Reply #11 on: 11/04/2007 20:28:51 »
Ah, Neil.. I'm absolutely terrified of bees, but the way you say it, I'm really tempted to do it this Summer. But I just can't stand the pain!

Neil, how many times have you been stung in total?

Seriously...I have NEVER ever been stung by a bee when stroking it !!..it's not as if it lasts for a few minutes....it's just a few seconds and then it flys off to another flower.

In my life I have only been stung three times....twice by a wasp and once by a bee....and neither were related to my stroking them.

 They really do not even know it...you have to stroke them when they are gathering the pollen !...best thing to do is if you're really nervous then please wear some leather gloves for the first few times !!

I have stroked 100s of bees !!...LOL....Please believe me when I say I am quite sane !!...well..that's what my therapist says anyway !!..LOL
 

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« Reply #12 on: 11/04/2007 21:15:23 »
Ah, Neil.. I'm absolutely terrified of bees, but the way you say it, I'm really tempted to do it this Summer. But I just can't stand the pain!

Neil, how many times have you been stung in total?

Seriously...I have NEVER ever been stung by a bee when stroking it !!..it's not as if it lasts for a few minutes....it's just a few seconds and then it flys off to another flower.

In my life I have only been stung three times....twice by a wasp and once by a bee....and neither were related to my stroking them.

 They really do not even know it...you have to stroke them when they are gathering the pollen !...best thing to do is if you're really nervous then please wear some leather gloves for the first few times !!

I have stroked 100s of bees !!...LOL....Please believe me when I say I am quite sane !!...well..that's what my therapist says anyway !!..LOL

Lol. The gloves. What if it stings my face? :o
 

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« Reply #13 on: 11/04/2007 22:25:30 »
Ah, Neil.. I'm absolutely terrified of bees, but the way you say it, I'm really tempted to do it this Summer. But I just can't stand the pain!

Neil, how many times have you been stung in total?

Seriously...I have NEVER ever been stung by a bee when stroking it !!..it's not as if it lasts for a few minutes....it's just a few seconds and then it flys off to another flower.

In my life I have only been stung three times....twice by a wasp and once by a bee....and neither were related to my stroking them.

 They really do not even know it...you have to stroke them when they are gathering the pollen !...best thing to do is if you're really nervous then please wear some leather gloves for the first few times !!

I have stroked 100s of bees !!...LOL....Please believe me when I say I am quite sane !!...well..that's what my therapist says anyway !!..LOL

Lol. The gloves. What if it stings my face? :o

It won't sting your face cos you'll be holding the flower at arms length and stroking with the other also at arms length !!....well..I suggest as a precautionary measure you hire a suit of armour from ' Knights R Us '  ;)
 

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« Reply #14 on: 11/04/2007 22:29:42 »
question - why did you have a wasp in your shorts, do you also vote tory.....lol

wasp allergies are not as bad as bees, and no i take nothing for it. the doc just said oh you are alergic to wasp stings and do i need a sick note!

the last time i got stung, i was sneeking away from work an hour early. i just got a few yards down the road and this wasp flew down my t-shirt and got me. i had real trouble breathing and had to go back to work, it took ages for me to breath properly and i ended up leaving work 2 hours later. if i had left on time i would never have met that wasp....there must be a moral in all of that

I don't know how the wasp got there in my shorts...I think it had crawled in there during the night when I wasn't wearing them. It probably couldn't resist the moistness and attractive aroma from only 30 days wearing !!

this is awful about the breathing after ewe got stung paul !

I think the moral must be.......never get stung by a wasp unless for the few hours that you react to it you start a business as a ' heavy-breathe-agram ' !!


 

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« Reply #15 on: 11/04/2007 22:38:42 »
I don't know how the wasp got there in my shorts...I think it had crawled in there during the night when I wasn't wearing them. It probably couldn't resist the moistness and attractive aroma from only 30 days wearing !!


ah, i have isolated the problem. it would seem that the wasp is an intellegent thing. it deduced you had the shorts on for 30 days and knew this was its last chance to get in there as you were due your monthly bath and possibly change of shorts for the occasion.
 

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« Reply #16 on: 11/04/2007 23:00:32 »
I don't know how the wasp got there in my shorts...I think it had crawled in there during the night when I wasn't wearing them. It probably couldn't resist the moistness and attractive aroma from only 30 days wearing !!


ah, i have isolated the problem. it would seem that the wasp is an intellegent thing. it deduced you had the shorts on for 30 days and knew this was its last chance to get in there as you were due your monthly bath and possibly change of shorts for the occasion.

Monthly bath ?.......annual more like it !! .....ewe are right about the intelligence of the wasp...it probably liked the developing intellect that was brewing in my shorts !!...besides.......I expect most girlies readily agree that our shorts is where our brains are !!.......which means ...by the art of deduction that girlies  have the same intellect as a wasp !!....yes...yes..I think this is true !!..LOL (and they sting a whole lot worse too)
 

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« Reply #17 on: 11/04/2007 23:02:40 »
and after stinging, leave you breathless.........well some do! ;)
 

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« Reply #18 on: 12/04/2007 02:20:54 »
Monthly bath ?.......annual more like it !! .....ewe are right about the intelligence of the wasp...it probably liked the developing intellect that was brewing in my shorts !!...besides.......I expect most girlies readily agree that our shorts is where our brains are !!.......which means ...by the art of deduction that girlies  have the same intellect as a wasp !!....yes...yes..I think this is true !!..LOL (and they sting a whole lot worse too)

I would agree with this whole heartedly.  I had no idea wasps were so intelligent...LOL.
 

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« Reply #19 on: 13/04/2007 00:14:17 »
here is a microscope slide Anastasia made last summer of a wasps stinger...

 

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« Reply #20 on: 13/04/2007 00:31:23 »
Monthly bath ?.......annual more like it !! .....ewe are right about the intelligence of the wasp...it probably liked the developing intellect that was brewing in my shorts !!...besides.......I expect most girlies readily agree that our shorts is where our brains are !!.......which means ...by the art of deduction that girlies  have the same intellect as a wasp !!....yes...yes..I think this is true !!..LOL (and they sting a whole lot worse too)

I would agree with this whole heartedly.  I had no idea wasps were so intelligent...LOL.

LOL..Touche !!
 

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« Reply #21 on: 13/04/2007 00:35:16 »
here is a microscope slide Anastasia made last summer of a wasps stinger...



This is FANTASTIC Paul...well done to Anastasia.....WELL DONE Anastasia..YAYYYYYYYY !!!
 

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« Reply #22 on: 13/04/2007 00:36:05 »
Ugh.. The creeps!

I weelly want to stroke one though.. It looks so.. soft and furry!!!!
 

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« Reply #23 on: 13/04/2007 00:37:06 »
here is a microscope slide Anastasia made last summer of a wasps stinger...



Paul, you see how intellegent your daughter is? Just like her father! :)
 

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« Reply #24 on: 13/04/2007 00:37:25 »
Wait.. How did she get hold of that stinger?!?!?!
 

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