Ya hear about the bees?

@ElicBxn (60895)
United States
November 30, 2010 9:10pm CST
The red bees? Yep, real live, red bees in the Big Apple itself! Not in some back water place, but right in the big city! http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/11/30/ap/strange/main7103256.shtml Can you believe it? Heck, I see the yellow ones around here and worry they might be Africanized, but they've got red bees and red honey in the big city! Too bad the honey doesn't taste like cherries...
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 Dec 10
Ah cherry flavored honey, what a concept...
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
3 Dec 10
Mmmmm! yeah!!! Maggiepie "Writing is a way of talking without being interrupted." ~ Jules Renard, author (1864-1910)
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
1 Dec 10
That is really funny and true! How about that. I live here in NYS and didn't even know that! I guess they didn't find that piece of news important enough to put on AOL or any other place where I get my news from. Shame of me! Thanks for sharing the story. I am allergic to bees so if I see one coming in any color I'm going to run like hell! But a red bee?
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
1 Dec 10
Never been stung by a bee, but it would only take once... I actually discovered it on MSNBC, because the roomie told me to come and listen
@natnickeep (2340)
• United States
1 Dec 10
I had to look this one up. They said that they are covered in red dye #40. That gives store cherries their wonderful bright coloring. So I guess it isn't too scary.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
1 Dec 10
too bad their honey doesn't taste like the cherries! I could go for that!
@zapatee (477)
• Philippines
1 Dec 10
wow,this is the first time i heard of red bees, and right in the big apple!
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@flowerchilde (12518)
• United States
1 Dec 10
They sound pretty! But it's scary what with the dye/food coloring and all.. not sure it's very good for them!
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
3 Dec 10
Way cool! But I s'pose they'll soon be back to boring old yellow bees & honey, once they get those screens up. Frankly I'm surprised thery didn't have thenm up alreasdy! Maggiepie "Writing is a way of talking without being interrupted." ~ Jules Renard, author (1864-1910)
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
4 Dec 10
Yeah, its one of those - slap yourself up side of the head stupid stunts! Oh, sir, don't you think we need some screens?
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
4 Dec 10
Yep! Yep, yep, yep, yep, yep-pers! Maggiepie "Never do anything you don't want to explain to the paramedics!" ~ Quote found by or said by "Elic"
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@yoyo1198 (3643)
• United States
14 May 11
I'd not heard of a city having a bee keeper but it makes sense. I tried your link and apparently the article is now archived because I had to do a search within CBS site for red bees. So now has this problem been solved are does NYC still have red bees and red honey about? The dye shouldn't bother too many people unless they are allergic to red dye 40. Might be kind of cool to be passing around red honey at the breakfast table.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
22 May 11
I agree yoyo, that could be amusing "Pass the honey, Ma." "Which one, Pa?"
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
14 May 11
Hi. ElicBxn. No. But I am very aware of any kinds of bees though. They are deadly and they will sting a person badly when they get a hold of someone. I will be careful about being around these bees. If these bees are red, then I know that this is something very serious to look out for!
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
22 May 11
well, bees, depending on the type of bees, aren't all dangerous, and I rather doubt that the coloring in these bees made them even more dangerous than a regular bee
@Valene82 (89)
• United States
4 Dec 10
No, I did not hear about any red bees! What is this about? Are the bees naturally red or did they somehow become artificially colored by someone either intentionally or unintentionally? Are you serious about the red honey or just joking? I've heard that Africanized bees are the ones who hybridized with American bees and created the "killer bees." I hope these aren't anything like that.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
5 Dec 10
did you follow the link?
@cerebellum (3871)
• United States
2 Dec 10
I haven't heard of the red bees. The honey would be really good if it tasted like cherries! I think that is the food coloring that isn't good for you. I hope it doesn't affect the bees like it does humans. I have heard that the bees are dying off as it is. If the dye is bad for them, it will be even quicker, and then we will be in trouble!
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
2 Dec 10
well, there are only a few hives affected and they are only in New York, but I'm sure once they can't get to the vats any more they will return to normal
@dragon54u (31634)
• United States
1 Dec 10
I've never thought we needed dyes in food, anyway. It can't be healthy for the bees. Rather than make things look attractive we should have them in their natural state and people would get used to that. We'd be healthier and the bees would, too!
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
2 Dec 10
hey, they take all the color outta those cherries in the first place, they don't really even TASTE like cherries when they are done with them!
• Canada
1 Dec 10
Nope, didn't hear about those. Gotta love MyLot because I get my news here before I get it anywhere else. The damn bees sound even worse than a bedbug infestation!
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
1 Dec 10
I think you are pretty safe up there where you are, after all, I don't see Canadian bees going to Brooklyn to get a drink
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
4 Dec 10
I don't think I have ever seen red Bees, not that I can remember I am scared of bees I have been stung a few times in my Life and hope that I will never again
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
1 Dec 10
I saw that last night! They couldn't figure out why they had the red funny tasting honey This woman was going into a big spill about the chemicals in the cherries and how you aren't supposed to eat them...they are just supposed to be a garnish and give a little flavor. Those sneaky little bees didn't think so huh
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