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Post by eddie on Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:08 pm

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A Turkish bee that stowed away to Britain with a vacationing family was handed a death sentence by the government, but escaped before it could be carried out.

The Toy family of Bristol said the Turkish bee, believed to be an osmia avosetta mason bee, apparently stowed away in their luggage when they returned from a vacation to Turkey, and the insect's cocoons were found in their garden.

The Department for Environmental, Food and Rural Affairs said the bee is to be captured and destroyed out of fear it could be dangerous to native bees. The British Beekeepers Association said the bee could carry non-native viruses that British bees can't fight off, or it could out-compete native bees for food.

The Toy family said the bee disappeared from their yard before it could be destroyed.

"We are taking prompt action to collect any cocoons from the house which will be then assessed by experts," a spokesman for the Animal and Plant Health Agency, part of DEFRA, told the Evening Standard. "We continue to work with the National Bee Unit and their nationwide network of bee inspectors to monitor the situation."

https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2019/08/01/Turkish-bee-ordered-to-be-destroyed-evades-authorities-in-Britain/7651564679722/?sl=12

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Post by Ben Reilly on Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:23 pm

Dirty buzzies! (Get it? Eh?)

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Post by eddie on Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:33 pm

Yes. Now buzz off. The joke sucks. Rolling Eyes

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Post by Ben Reilly on Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:42 pm

eddie wrote:Yes. Now buzz off. The joke sucks. Rolling Eyes

Oh, come on, honey ...

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Post by eddie on Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:50 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:
eddie wrote:Yes. Now buzz off. The joke sucks. Rolling Eyes

Oh, come on, honey ...

Dude. No

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Post by Vintage on Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:53 pm

Just give it asylum or send it back.

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Post by eddie on Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:00 pm

Vintage wrote:Just give it asylum or send it back.

Hahahahahahaha that made me chuckle.

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Post by Ben Reilly on Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:34 pm

eddie wrote:
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eddie wrote:Yes. Now buzz off. The joke sucks. Rolling Eyes

Oh, come on, honey ...

Dude. No

Hive never been able to resist a pun!

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Post by eddie on Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:38 pm

Ben Reilly wrote:
eddie wrote:
Ben Reilly wrote:
eddie wrote:Yes. Now buzz off. The joke sucks. Rolling Eyes

Oh, come on, honey ...

Dude. No

Hive never been able to resist a pun!

Beehave!

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Post by 'Wolfie on Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:28 am

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Those sneaky little Turks...

They're all just lining up to eat your babies and steal your horses..

Down here, it's generally Asiatic bees (Apis dorsata and A. cerana) that pose these kind of threats.

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