Zombie Bees

Submitted by: ElectricEye 3 years ago Misc
Zombie bees are increasing in US neighborhoods. There are many theories trying to explain the disappearance of honeybees worldwide, but now scientists have identified a new threat. A biology professor from San Francisco State University in California noticed piles of dead bees under lights on campus, and took them to his lab to study. After forgetting about them for a few days, he then found that the dead bees were hatching fly pupae from inside. It turns out that a parasitic fly lays its eggs in the body of a honey bee, which leaves the hive several nights later and flies toward a light source. When they reach the light source, they then hatch up to 13 baby flies. The flys in turn go out and find another bees to lay their eggs in. Researchers discovered that over 75 percent of the bees in the area that they studied were hosts to the parasite.



The Phorid, a parasitic fly is wrecking havoc on the bee population.
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Male 754
Well,whatever the various reasons,there seems to be a decline in the Bee population all over the world.
We really need to sort this.
It`s almost (and I kid you not) no Bees = No People.
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Male 37,897

ZomBea attack!!!!

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Male 37,897

What did a fire ant fly have to do with a zombie bee?
It was interesting, just the wrong topic.
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Male 6,227
ZOMG! Ish berry exciting! About halfway through now.

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Male 4,893

Talcho - That may be true. That`s what I was wondering. It would be nice to have smore info.


Squrilz - It`s not the first movie I would recommend. If you do watch it and like it, the sequel is called "Chronicles of Riddick".

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Male 49
turd, i think the point is, we introduced the phorid flys to kill fire ants and they are instead killing our bees.
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Male 6,227
@ PooProwler: Ooooh! I did not know of this "Pitch Black" movie of which you speak. But now I know what I`m streaming tonight. Sank chew!
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Female 1,803
Sounds more like "Weekend at Bee-rnies"
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Male 7,031

Beware of Aunt Zom-Bee ...

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Male 4,893

Squrilz - Isn`t that kinda like the "Pitch Black" movie?
We should send Vin Diesel to Mars!
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Male 4,893

This vid was very interesting, but it contradicted what is said in the post. The guy on the video was only talking about the phorid and fire ants, nothing about bees. He also stated that the phorid is only attracted to fire ants, and is not attracted to other ants and insects.

Maybe he is wrong? Maybe the post is wrong? Still interesting tho.
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Male 6,227
Ew. What if larger versions of these phorid flies are buried in the sands of Mars, just waiting for hoomans to set foot on the planet?

Quick, somebody write a screenplay!
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Male 4,893

Didn`t you mean "ZOMBEES"?
How did you miss that one?
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Male 2,729
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