Previous Gallery
Next Gallery
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Images In This Group
BIRDS
by ScubaLdy on 01/26/11 10:03 PM

I shot these pictures one day here at Birdland mostly for the purpose of positive ID. If I have made a mistake please let me know.

Comments
#398690 - 01/27/11 12:46 PM Re: BIRDS [Re: ScubaLdy]  
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 2,015
Loansum-Al K Offline
.
Loansum-Al K  Offline
What's the species of bees smile


I'm happier than a pig in s__t...a foot on the sand...and a Belikin in my hand!
#398692 - 01/27/11 12:56 PM Re: BIRDS [Re: ScubaLdy]  
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 2,948
champion Offline
.
champion  Offline
Looks like a typical honey bee in the pic.


Reality is only an illusion that occurs due to a lack of alcohol
#398695 - 01/27/11 12:59 PM Re: BIRDS [Re: ScubaLdy]  
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 2,193
collyk Offline
.
collyk  Offline
As far as I am aware, all bees in Belize are Africanised hybrids.


www.conchcreative.com
Belize Wedding Photography

#398726 - 01/27/11 06:50 PM Re: BIRDS [Re: ScubaLdy]  
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 12,006
elbert Offline
elbert  Offline
I think ya got these 100% IDed correctly Scubaldy!
good one on the Black-Coweled I haven't seen that here before.


The Dive Shops Daily Blog
http://scubalessonsbelize.blogspot.com/
#398771 - 01/28/11 11:32 AM Re: BIRDS [Re: ScubaLdy]  
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 5,441
ScubaLdy Offline
.
ScubaLdy  Offline
The bees are a bother but haven't stung anyone yet. Why do you think they are Africanized?
Elbert - I have a pair of the Black-Coweled now and had some last year too. They seem to migragte. Wait til you see what I shot yesterday! Post coming.

Last edited by ScubaLdy; 01/28/11 11:33 AM.
#398785 - 01/28/11 02:07 PM Re: BIRDS [Re: ScubaLdy]  
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 2,193
collyk Offline
.
collyk  Offline
Hi Scuba Lady, I'm not a beekeeper but I have friends who are. Not sure the history about how they became africanised, but they all are. I realise this is not a scientific source but I can't be bothered to do a more detailed search - though I'm sure you'll find more info if you look.

"Virtually all the honeybees you see in Belize are now Africanized and are present in most areas, even Ambergris Caye. If you stumble on a hive, try to get under a roof (bees usually won't follow you under a shelter) or into water." http://www.belizefirst.com/10watch.html


www.conchcreative.com
Belize Wedding Photography

#398857 - 01/29/11 09:30 AM Re: BIRDS [Re: ScubaLdy]  
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 6,670
Amanda Syme Offline
Amanda Syme  Offline
I have a friend that keeps bees here on the island. He subdues them with smoke. But he does also wear some protective gear.

Thanks for the tips on protection Colette.

#398904 - 01/29/11 02:19 PM Re: BIRDS [Re: ScubaLdy]  
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 5,441
ScubaLdy Offline
.
ScubaLdy  Offline
Does he collect the honey? I wish I could find their nest.
Exactly what does it mean to be Africanized?


Harriette
Take only pictures leave only bubbles
#398905 - 01/29/11 02:52 PM Re: BIRDS [Re: ScubaLdy]  
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 7,459
SimonB Offline
SimonB  Offline

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Links
Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!

Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!


Things to do

News
Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
BelizeNews.com
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Amandala
Love FM
The Reporter
PLUS TV
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
SanPedroScoop
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater
Paradise Guy Event Calendar

Blogs
San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
Tacogirl
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Conch Shell Inn: All rooms are right on the beach in the heart of San Pedro, so within walking distance to anything and everything!!
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
November
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
Mini Chat
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 263 guests, and 6 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics65,652
Posts466,514
Members18,960
Most Online1,262
Jun 10th, 2007



AmbergrisCaye.com CayeCaulker.org HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town
BelizeSearch.com Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History
BelizeNews.com Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory
BelizeCards.com Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0