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Honey truck

We have been seeing a lot of these honey trucks over the past weeks. These bees were gathering nectar from surrounding pine trees and were busy swirling around the hives. The owner advised me not to go any closer as he said they wouldn't like the colour of my camera because it's black!

 

I'd never heard this before so when I got home I researched this new piece of information online, and sure enough bees (and wasps) perceive dark colours, especially black and red as threatening and can become hostile and defensive, even with small dark objects.

 

www.wildtransylvania.com/p/beekeeping.html

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Taken on July 31, 2020