A Mountain called «The Wild Bee» (TUGTII #3)


black bee, originally uploaded by Tragopodaros.

 

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angeloska Pro User says:

this is the terrible creature that gives the name to the mountain top.

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This beautiful photo was seen in The Ikaria pool! Thanks for adding!
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Tragopodaros says:

I did not know that. How do you know it is this melissa and not another wild species? Are they really so terrible? I thought that perhaps like our own English bumblebees these big things were virtually harmless. Don’t tell me I’m wrong!?
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angeloska Pro User says:

I don’t think it’ s a bumble bee
(«babouras» in Greek because it buzzes loudly, also nickname for a noisy restless child)

I have seen people take cover when a bee like this gets into a house or a shop. They shout «Mia agriomelissa – agriomelissa!» and grab weapons. They can get very big – the size of a locust- and when they are angry they buzz very loudly and make stucca attacks.
But they are bees and in normal conditions they behave as peacefully as bees. They just graze. They don’t have the alarming looks of red or yellow hornets, the ever hungry scavangers.

Read also the comments under this photo

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Tragopodaros says:

All very interesting, thanks. Ashy was visciously attacked by one of the orange hornet-type wasps in 2004, near to Drakano tower. We must have stumbled near the nest. It did mad stuka attacks, as you describe and in the end I had to kill it by clapping my hands on it while it was caught in her hair. It was very scary and there was only one!

The funny side of it was that we had not «come out» as a couple back in those days, but in her panic Ashy was shouting «Baby! Baby! Baby!… Get it off me! ..Baby!» within earshot of my sister and brother-in-law.
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angeloska Pro User says:

I think there should be more aggresive wasps in this world. I know that the women in the house love me only when there is a spider in a room.
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  1. Ο/Η angelosk λέει:

    🙂 The way it looks it’s as if I said that «the terrible creature that gives the name to the mountain top» is our friend Stratoula!

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