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Kenneth Dwain Harrelson and a Swarm of Bees - male

Kenneth Dwain Harrelson and a Swarm of Bees - Male
Norris City, White County, Illinois, USA
July 20, 1988
Size: Approximately 6' 3"
That was a wandering swarm of bees clustered together on the end of the limb I was holding in this picture. It's from a few years back. Notice I wasn't wearing any protective gear other than gloves. I trusted swarming bees not to sting. I've never been stung by a bee other than one I stepped on accidentally. Poor fellow.

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Honey Bee Swarm - Apis mellifera Kenneth Dwain Harrelson and a Swarm of Bees - male

Exception made.
Normally we uncheck the Representative box on the submission form so images of contributors don't show up in searches for Arthopoda. In this case, however, Arthropods are plainly visible :-)

Can That Be Undone
I wondered how that happened. I tried to prevent it but was unable to figure out how to do it. Can that action be undone now, as I don't want to be the only one there? People might think I have a vain nerve in my body, which I don't. I prefer to blend in like that third bee on the right.

just click Edit and click on the checked Representative box and the check mark will vanish.

Representative Box
When I click on "edit," I can't seem to locate the Representative box you mention. I opened the picture on it's own page, clicked edit and from there is where it took me. The word represemtative wasn't located anywhere on the page. Perhaps I went to the wrong page?

When I click on Edit under your image I get a form page. If I scroll to the bottom, I see boxes for Male, Female, Immature, Adult, and Representative (although not in that order). It's possible that only editors can see the Representative box, so I'm going to uncheck it for you.

Thank You!
I wondered if that might not be the case.

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