• @unexposedhazard@discuss.tchncs.de
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        16 days ago

        Yeah i actually had the same thought while writing the comment, but wanted to commit to the bit.

        “hardworking contributors to society” automatically makes me feel yucky. usually the kind of people that uses words like that seriously, are the people profiting the most from capitalism.

        From a natural point of view (without humans in the picture), bees are probably better at cooperation than wasps, which would make them better at “society” but im no biologist or philosopher so meh.

    • @Zerush@lemmy.ml
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      516 days ago

      Bees are more usefull for us, not for the nature. Wasp also are hardworking animals (ants belong to the same family), but their use in the nature is different, not for pollination, but same as other predators, but for the population balance of other species among others.

  • @jubilationtcornpone@sh.itjust.works
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    2817 days ago

    If you’ve never seen a tarantula hawk before and then one day you encounter this 3+ inch long purple wasp dragging an equally large spider across the ground, it will freak you out a little.

    • @s049031@lemmy.ml
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      616 days ago

      I had one fly through my open window while I was going 80 on the highway.

      Didn’t know what it was at the time, but luckily it was stunned in the back of my car.

      Pulled over and looked up what it could be. Threw that fucker out as fast as I could before it could murder me.

    • @smeg@feddit.uk
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      17 days ago

      Aren’t those honey bees (or one of the other hive-dwelling bees) though? Bumble bees are the big round boys (and are even more bumbling than these ones!)

    • @aeronmelon@lemmy.world
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      816 days ago

      Even though I’m allergic to bees, I cannot bring myself to hate them. Especially Bumble Bees. Those little flying chonkers are so cute!

    • @fossilesqueOPM
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      617 days ago

      Works on vanilla Lemmy. :)

    • Dampyr 🇺🇦 🇵🇸
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      216 days ago

      For me on thunder the first link isn’t loading (Unable to load image from files.catbox.moe) and also the raw link is not working in the newly added player, so its not a voyager only problem.

      The bees are hilarious tho :)

  • @Carrolade@lemmy.world
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    917 days ago

    Meme faces are really going downhill. Is this some attempt to be a play on “genetic health” or something? They used to portray emotions, not exaggeratedly malformed bone structure.

    • AWildMimicAppears
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      115 days ago

      imagine having to hold those shoulders on the right upright with that size 0 tummy lol

    • @chatokun@lemmy.dbzer0.com
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      516 days ago

      I think it describes the person imo. Masons(profession), carpenters are useful jobs that help society, and honey is a food source so again a productive addition. Bumble is kinda cute but is dopey, so I’ll give them that. However the wasps are all “chad” in this person’s eyes as they are killers. Killers have a limited place, which is usually killing other killers. Still, a lot of the time killers add a whole ton of detriment as well. They really shouldn’t be idiolized.

  • blaue_Fledermaus
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    516 days ago

    Well, you chose the boring bees. The Meliponini stingless bees have much cooler names.