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AsAProfessionalFekko Sun 22-Apr-18 16:02:18

I thought it was getting quite educational - crumpets, bees, toast, hornets, newts...

PissedOffWoman Sun 22-Apr-18 16:20:54

Bees are amazing, beautiful, creative, important insects. I love bees.

Wasps are angry, nasty, stingy bastards. Their bikes (nests) are wonderful, complex and rather beautiful though.

Hornets were made by Mother Nature when she had raging PMT!

AsAProfessionalFekko Sun 22-Apr-18 16:27:09

I like runny honey but not the stuff that looks like earwax.

Can you 'fix' runny honey when it's gone all lumpy and grainy?

BeUpStanding Sun 22-Apr-18 16:32:50

I am slightly obsessed with bees - they are so amazing.

AAPF Put the jar in a bowl of hot water for about 15 mins to warm it up. Should sort it out.

On the herbal tea front, I agree with whoever recommended hibiscus. Just a little bit makes any infusion (see - I'm learning!) a beautiful pink.

Ekphrasis Sun 22-Apr-18 16:35:37

I loooove bees and tea.

However, I have to stand up for wasps. They are the predators of many many garden pests and DO have a useful role to play.

Beyond11cisRetinol Sun 22-Apr-18 16:36:53

I think it just needs heating, fekko?

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AsAProfessionalFekko Sun 22-Apr-18 16:39:08

I tried that but it's still gritty - not too bad if you are cooking with it but horrible if you top your yoghurt with it!

boatyardblues Sun 22-Apr-18 16:39:13

Put the jar in a bowl of hot water for about 15 mins to warm it up. Should sort it out.

Who the hell has time for this in the 21st century? Maple syrup rules! Plus trees are more huggable than bees. True fact.

Ekphrasis Sun 22-Apr-18 16:40:00

If you see these among aphids, it means you have a type of braconid wasp that lays its eggs inside the aphid and the grubs eat and kill it from the inside.

Some types eat caterpillars too, but normal wasps also eat pests. So not all that bad.

AsAProfessionalFekko Sun 22-Apr-18 16:40:27

Bees are very cute though. All fat and fuzzy.

Ekphrasis Sun 22-Apr-18 16:41:10

Forgot pic

UpstartCrow Sun 22-Apr-18 16:42:14

Bees make honey.
Wasps make mustard.
The WI make jam. #fact

SmurfOrTerff Sun 22-Apr-18 16:43:16

Am I the only one who has Alison Moyet running around in my head ?

boatyardblues Sun 22-Apr-18 16:43:59

I smell fake news there, Upstart. Wasps make nests out of spit and wood cellulose. Their skills do not lie in a culinary direction.

SmurfOrTerff Sun 22-Apr-18 16:44:29

Now I can't even manage proper sentences

AsAProfessionalFekko Sun 22-Apr-18 16:44:37

Don't they play rugby?

boatyardblues Sun 22-Apr-18 16:44:38

Not until you put that thought in my head, Smurf, but now I do...

LangCleg Sun 22-Apr-18 16:59:18

I don't know about bees and such, but I'm still reeling from all the lack of butter on toast.

Ritzsaltedcrackers Sun 22-Apr-18 17:00:27

I am vegan so don’t eat honey. I like agave nectar though.

UpstartCrow Sun 22-Apr-18 17:00:59

Honeybees don't have to die when they sting you. If you can resist the reaction to swat them off, they can unscrew their sting;

[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqvgbSZibPQ[[

AngryAttackKittens Sun 22-Apr-18 17:01:20

Argh, can you not warn people that there are going to be picture of horrible buzzy bitey things when the open a thread?

(Not the bees, bees are fine.)

AngryAttackKittens Sun 22-Apr-18 17:01:46

(Freaked me out so much I can't type, apparently.)

TotallyLibrarianPoo Sun 22-Apr-18 17:41:57

Hmm something is missing today. Are we not allowed tea and nasty buzzy things? Can someone PM me to fill me in on missing details?

PositivelyPERF Sun 22-Apr-18 17:45:06

I was so annoyed that thread was deleted. It was brilliant. Thank you for posting that picture showing the difference between bees, wasps and hornets. 😁

AsAProfessionalFekko Sun 22-Apr-18 17:46:29

There was a 'late night tapper' who kindly came on board to tell all us girlz how to manage our careers, childcare and life in general.

They knew best because if their vast knowledge and experience (asking the girls in the office) and earning loadsamoney.

It was decided that crumpets bees are infinitely more interesting (need) and intelligent (crumpets) than the OP but the thread got pulled anyway.

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