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bee names

John K Jordan
>>>You name each of your bees? I kept a hive as a kid. I couldn't tell one bee from another.

Long ago at my beekeeping mentor's place I pointed to a bee and asked him he named his bees. He said sure, that's Gertrude. I said what about that one? Gertrude. What about the queen? Gertrude, all Gertrude, even the drones.

Since I got my bees from him I figured they were of the same genetic stock so mine are all Gertrudes too. I'm real bad with names so this helps a lot.

JKJ

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