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EstherTb

Queen of Hiatuses
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Duality
Would you rather be a Spartan at Thermopylae, or a Texan at the Alamo?
I've BEEN a Texan at the Alamo! Multiple times!
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hEY LOOK IT'S MEEEEEE!

I was all like "Play it cool wouldn't want them to think we're not from Texas" *me being from Texas* "Here's your cowboy hat and boots, you gotta get in disguise they don't let non-Texans in the Alamo!"
 

Rateus

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Velocity
Awesome bees! What's the deal with the one with the green back? Is that the queen?
 

Ciela

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Cosmos
Awesome bees! What's the deal with the one with the green back? Is that the queen?
That's actually a fact I learned yesterday!
Since queen bees have pretty short lifespans (~3 years), beekeepers will put a color dot on the back of a newly hatched queen, changing color every year following a repeating pattern of white (years ending in 1/6), yellow (2/7), red (3/8), green (4/9), and blue (5/0).
This allows beekeepers to know roughly how long a queen bee will live if she comes from another hive.
This one is green, meaning it was born this year!
 

Doc Seibel

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Essence
That's actually a fact I learned yesterday!
Since queen bees have pretty short lifespans (~3 years), beekeepers will put a color dot on the back of a newly hatched queen, changing color every year following a repeating pattern of white (years ending in 1/6), yellow (2/7), red (3/8), green (4/9), and blue (5/0).
This allows beekeepers to know roughly how long a queen bee will live if she comes from another hive.
This one is green, meaning it was born this year!
What @Val said.
 
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