They can carry their own weight. Amazing huh? I don't know if it is dead bees you are seeing, but I do know they will carry them out and throw them off the landing board. Would not surprise me that they would fly with them and drop them away from the hive. Hope this helps
Post by Nancy Vallereux on Jun 5, 2011 21:15:28 GMT -7
Both honeybees that were taken away were alive and struggling with the other honeybee (trying to get away) until they were bee-napped. The first time was when I had both outer and inner covers off just before inspecting the hive. Second time they came out of the front of the hive (bottom one still wiggling - trying to get away) Thx
Post by Nancy Vallereux on Jun 10, 2011 20:13:47 GMT -7
They looked exactly alike - I had an up close and personal look at the first bee-napping - in the hive on top of the frames. The second time I was a few feet away but they went in the same direction as the first one (two). No ransom demand so far!
Post by Englandsnumber6 on Jun 6, 2015 13:52:47 GMT -7
Just at the start of summer I saw a large bee like a bumble with a white bottom carrying a much smaller alive bee on its back also as it flew away it squirted some clear and yellow goo out and then flew away .