Bee nest

Re: Bee nest

PostBy: stovepipemike On: Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:37 am

I am glad your hornets are no longer a threat.Now I like nature probably more than most BUT....two years ago I was painting the fence and sandwiched in the gate section was a yellow jacket nest.I moved the gate and 5 flew up my shirt sleeve.I got wailed at least 5 times on the upper arm and shoulder.For several months every time I got in the hot shower that section lit up with burning and itching all over again.Then....the big show.last summer my wife said she heard noise in the ceiling of a bedroom.I could not locate the sound and did not imagine what the cause was.A week or so after,I was making a head call at 3 in the a.m. and wondered if I had a stroke or eyesight malfunction.The hallway walls were crawling with hundreds of moving things.Yep-a zillion yellow jackets all over the house interior.I ran back to the bedroom,threw a shirt under the bottom of the door and tried to figure out plan B.Long story short,they got in a micro opening under the edge of the siding and built a mega nest from the roof rafter down and proceeded to chew thru the drywall in order to extend their nest down into the room.I called in the professionals and they did a tremendous job.The guy rigged for a moonwalk and had to cut out a big section of ceiling to get at them.He stopped them with a product that I could not buy.I was told to leave the windows open two days to ventilate.The nest went out in 2 -33 gallon trash bags. He told me that was the biggest he had ever seen and it was large enough to be fatal to someone. My grandaughter had been staying over in that room the weekend before all this.I was told if they were honeybees I would be on my own,exterminators will not kill good bees.I will not harm honeybees either but anything else gets a fast and devestating response from me.Those black and white's discussed earlier are the absolute worst. Mike
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Re: Bee nest

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:46 am

My Grandmother almost died from stings, it was back in the mid eighties which would put her in her mid sixties. She was mowing the lawn and either bumped something with a nest or ran one over. I don't know how many time she got hit but it was a lot, like 30 or 40 times. They had to rush her to hospital.
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Re: Bee nest

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:06 pm

Always carry 2 cans of spray...
Just in case...
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Re: Bee nest

PostBy: Freddy On: Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:12 am

CapeCoaler wrote:Always carry 2 cans of spray...


We always keep spray in stock also.... you just never know! Marty is allergic & we have Epi-pens kicking around just in case.

Last year I had used cement blocks to hold the tarp on my coal pile. The darn hornets used the blocks as cover & built nests inside them! So, this year I made sure every block stood with the holes pointing up, yet three had nests! How dumb is that? They built the nests with no rain roof? Odd. But, it made it easy to spray 'em.
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Re: Bee nest

PostBy: Rob R. On: Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:26 am

Freddy, I guess they take what they can get. I had a nest in a trailer hitch a few weeks ago.

I am not looking forward to winter, but once the apples get picked a 20 degree night will be fine with me.
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Re: Bee nest

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:23 am

I had a few of them flying around me yesterday while assembling the Focus engine. Looked like they wanted to build a nest right in the head!

I whacked them with 110 psi air. :lol:
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Re: Bee nest

PostBy: Cap On: Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:45 pm

Did you ever approach a rooftop HVAC unit, begin to unscrew a cover and suddenly a swarm of bees comes out at you faster than you can say.....Oh $%&* It's like a nightmare :mad:
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Re: Bee nest

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:48 pm

Cap, can't say I have but I'd imagine that would be one interesting trip down the ladder. LOL
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Re: Bee nest

PostBy: 009to090 On: Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:54 pm

Richard S. wrote:Cap, can't say I have but I'd imagine that would be one interesting trip down the ladder. LOL

What ladder?!?! :fear: :eek2:
A swan dive into the pool, if one was handy?
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Re: Bee nest

PostBy: stovepipemike On: Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:41 am

Bees it was not on Saturday morning.I was weed wacking around the fence when out at me from a fencepost came an eighteen-twenty incher.It scared the you know what out of me.I did not think I could jump in reverse anymore but I managed a good hop backwards.Small non triangular head,white stripe down the back and little black dots or diamonds all the way down the back made me think it was only a garter snake.The little cuss had the nerve to strike at the end of the weedwacker.[Weedwacker not spinning] I did not pull the trigger on him instead wished him happy bug eating .I encouraged him to sun himself on the fence when the turkey buzzards and red tailed hawks are overhead.I was thinking an underwear change might be in order for me however,I hate snakes . Mike
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Re: Bee nest

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:19 am

Forgot about all the times ripping flat roofs on factories, & kicking up a swarm with nowhere to run! That was fun. Nothing like yanking up drip edge on a building, and now your face to face with a massive nest. Then suddenly it feels like your gettin hit with hail ... then it starts burning ....

Fun stuff!
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Re: Bee nest

PostBy: Berlin On: Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:20 pm

I stuck my arm through a big nest of these white striped hornets while fixing an old roof. Needless to say, *censored* got out of hand and I subsequently fell off the roof; thankfully I got lucky and didn't really break anything - the worst part - when I hit the ground the swarm of hornets was already there waiting for me and continued to chase and sting me for a city block! Those white/black striped hornets are without a doubt the most aggressive and painful things I've run into, they WILL NOT give up just because you're no longer an immediate threat, they are nothing like other hornets/bees/wasps.
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