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Chocolate bees - Bag of 10

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The clue is in the name. Carrion beetles are attracted to those smells - after all they do eat dead, decomposing things - and therefore some flowers have tuned in to receive a pollination service. A rather gruesome sounding and spectacular plant pollinated by carrion beetles is the Sumatran corpse flower. Females can be found nesting in bare ground, short lawns and ornamental flowerbeds. These bees leave a characteristic mound of spoil around their nest entrances that resemble mini-volcanoes. Females can also be found nesting close together in aggregations.

This distinction is common to all Andrena species, but the crucial feature of Andrena scotica is that some of these hairs are whiteFemales tend to nest in bare ground and short turf, and often nest close together in aggregations. The nesting aggregation of Buffish Mining Bees at the Spetchells in Prudhoe is estimated to be over 100,000 bees. When taking photographs of Chocolate and Buffish Mining Bees, it is useful to try to capture the hind legs to aid identification.

The honeybee-sized females are densely furred with a gingery-brown or “buffish” coat. A key feature to look out for is the bright orange brush of hairs on the hind legs. This orange brush is used to collect pollen. It’s also possible to produce bees using genetic engineering, and some bees can only be created this way, but since I haven’t touched the genetic engineering mechanics at all yet, I’m not going to attempt to detail that here. At various times of day, the bees will emerge from the hive and, if food is available, sample it and return to the hive, producing resource honeycomb. The honeycomb can be taken out of the hive by hand or piped out; to turn it into useful resources, it then needs to be run through a centrifuge, which will produce wax, liquid honey, and bee-specific resources such as redstone, raw iron, wood chips, etc.In light of that, I figured I’d write a short guide to getting started with Productive Bees, which is a mod I’m having a lot of fun with, but also probably gave me the most trouble getting off the ground with, even with the wiki. This is bad for bats and it’s bad for tequila. Clones are prone to diseases, while the bats require the pollen and nectar as food. Thankfully, the Tequila Interchange Projectis underway, which advocates sustainable practices that can keep both bats and tequila thriving for years to come.

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