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Rare bee thought to be extinct since 1946

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 08:37 PM

A rare bee thought to be extinct in the UK since 1946 has been rediscovered in Kent by a wildlife photographer.

Roger Tidman, 66, was in Dungeness when he unknowingly spotted a female Andrena vaga bee carrying pollen.

But although Mr Tidman was drawn to the striking grey-haired insect because of its colour, he had no idea it was so rare.

http://www.dailymail...Kent-coast.html

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 09:17 PM

it's a very lovely looking bee, too.


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Posted 11 May 2014 - 09:24 PM

View Postseaturtlehorsesnake, on 11 May 2014 - 09:17 PM, said:

it's a very lovely looking bee, too.
One might almost say .... bee-utaful.

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 09:39 PM

View PostSir Wearer of Hats, on 11 May 2014 - 09:24 PM, said:

One might almost say .... bee-utaful.

oh dear. that stings.

i guess i need to wasp what i say.


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Posted 11 May 2014 - 09:45 PM

Nice to see a positive Bee story for a change.

Shame about the humour though guys :blush: and I thought my jokes were bad...

I've flown from one side of this galaxy to the other. I've seen a lot of strange stuff, but I've never seen anything to show me where the hell Helen of Annoy has been for the past couple of months.

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 10:12 PM

i know, i know. i need to learn to bee-hive. sometimes i just make jokes like that, though. it's almost inpollentary.


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Posted 12 May 2014 - 12:07 AM

It's good to hear they aren't extinct .    .. but with so many species (of everything) disappearing, i have to wonder if some others will now get out of control due to lack of natural predators and competitors  ?

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