frauenfelder at September 10th, 2013 16:33 — #1
oldtaku at September 10th, 2013 16:47 — #2
That last bee:
stephen_schenck at September 10th, 2013 16:56 — #3
CC? Why would photos produced by a US government agency not just be public domain?
silkox1 at September 10th, 2013 20:03 — #4
Sorry for the pedantry, but it would help if we would all only honeybees or bumblebees "bees", and refrain from calling wasps, yellowjackets, hornets, and other aggressive stinging insects by that name. The website with the pictures uses the term because it is associated with the USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab.
stephen_schenck at September 10th, 2013 20:43 — #5
Hey, you waived the pedantry flag:
Why would you only call honeybees and bumblebees "bees?" Why only those two subtypes? What about carpenter bees? What about orchid bees? What about digger bees?
digitalartform at September 10th, 2013 21:42 — #6
Wow. That's the bee's knees.
rattypilgrim at September 10th, 2013 22:17 — #7
silkox1 at September 10th, 2013 23:45 — #8
My bad, sorry. Carpenter bees, digger bees, orchid bees, mason bees. Proper bees, all. My point is that using the word "bee" to describe the kind of stinging insects that scare people and invite termination with extreme prejudice is bad for the bee brand, is all.
ken_murphy at September 11th, 2013 02:36 — #9
Being bee headed isn't nearly as bad as I thought.
euansmith at September 11th, 2013 09:47 — #10
I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords!
jardine at September 11th, 2013 09:49 — #11
indubitably at September 11th, 2013 19:22 — #12
Oh, pollen, what can't you do?
frauenfelder at September 15th, 2013 16:33 — #13
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