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A bee on my paph.

This is a discussion on A bee on my paph. within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; OMG i just found a bee walking on the bud of my paph. Do you ...

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    Default A bee on my paph.

    OMG i just found a bee walking on the bud of my paph. Do you guys know what its was doing there. I was there for at least half an hour. I didnt get to take a picture from it because i kicked it out since i'm allergic to them lol

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    Bees are naturally attracted to plants and flowers. Perhaps your bud is developed enough that it can attract insects with its scent. The bee will do no harm to ur plant. I would have also "kicked it out " as I am also terribly allergic to bee stings.

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    Probably just enjoying the paph.

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    Yeah the bud is finally starting to open up =)

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    Count me in as another who is allergic to bees and carries an epipen wherever I go. I always have to be careful when I bring my orchids inside in fall not to bring wasps or bees in with them.

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    yeah i'm keeping an eye on them, last time i got stung by a few of them i had to go to the hospital lol

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    I just read that the US Postal Service recommends that the mail carriers put a sheet of Bounce in their pocket. The claim is that it keeps bees away. Worth a try.

    Marilyn

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    LOL i will keep that in mind =)

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    Colors also matter. Bees are attracted to yellow. But most important thing is to carry an epi-pen.

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    i dont really wear yellow lol. there is not that many bees here in colorado so i'm not that worried

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