Bee nest

Bee nest

PostBy: theo On: Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:24 pm

Sorry not the best of pictures but it is one heck of a big nest, tried spraying it and killed some but i think their are still alot in there ! Any idea's? Also can you tell whatkind of bee they might be ?
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Re: Bee nest

PostBy: samhill On: Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:41 pm

I'm by far no expert but it looks more like a type of hornet & I would bee :roll: very careful not to get too close.
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Re: Bee nest

PostBy: cokehead On: Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:01 pm

Personally I wouldn't destroy or poison them. If the location of the nest is causing a problem I would wait til below freezing temperatures (the colder the better), cut the nest free of the bush without damaging it and secure it in a location where they won't bother anyone.
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Re: Bee nest

PostBy: theo On: Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:26 pm

The nest is about the size of a basketball, right next to my front porch in a shrub. I'am afraid i have to get rid of it , to close to the front porch and entrance.
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Re: Bee nest

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:37 pm

:fear: :fear:

Careful with those black/white hornets, they mean business!

We had a big nest in a piece of farm equipment when I was a young boy, I remember my grandfather waited until about 4 in the morning and went out with a heavy plastic bag and a flash light. He carefully slid the bag around the nest, tore it loose, and then knotted the bag. The bag was sure buzzing, but he carried it back to the barn and put them in the a freezer. The next day they either went out with the trash, or got incinerated...I don't remember which.
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Re: Bee nest

PostBy: jpete On: Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:50 pm

Look like white face hornets.

Nasty, evil little bastards.

http://www.muenster.org/hornissenschutz ... dfaced.htm
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Re: Bee nest

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:30 pm

If that is the one I think it is those things are really aggressive and if you get bit you're going to know it. I don't know what it feels like to get shot but I'm guessing it's pretty damn close. I'm not allergic to bee stings but I got bit by something that looks like that twice, I believe by the same one. The first bite was on my wrist and swelled up like balloon and started going up my arm. I was minutes from having someone take me to the ER but it stopped. I had a friggin hole for years where it bit me. I walked a few feet from where the nest was going by it, I didn't even know it was there.
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Re: Bee nest

PostBy: cabinover On: Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:08 pm

I was gonna say white-faced hornet as well. Get hit with one of them is like getting hit with a sledgehammer. Hurts like he!!
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Re: Bee nest

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:19 pm

Maybe Theo found out. :notsure:
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Re: Bee nest

PostBy: Dann757 On: Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:53 pm

Hey Theo,

That sux :D

I knew a guy that had a hornet's nest right in the upper left corner of his garage door frame. This was when we were in high school. He took automotive spray undercoating and coated the whole nest with it. Then he took carburetor cleaner with the red straw and injected the nest. His old man was furious :D

Maybee start here: http://www.beesuitscheap.com/

I would get a serious bee suit and modify a pump sprayer by putting a long wand on it made out of copper tubing. Then get the best insecticide you can find and inject it. HAHAHA it's the stragglers that will be hard to get.

Or, blast it with a potato gun :P ( Or shotgun with birdshot in it)

Or, if you have a bee suit that you are confident with, maybe best to clip the nest out of the bushes and carry it far away.

Great advice eh? Easy for me to brainstorm with no hornets around :P
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Re: Bee nest

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:46 pm

Yep - white-faced (also known as BALD faced) hornets. DO NOT even ATTEMPT to get rid of it during the day. You'll wish you were dead. They will chase you for 2 miles if they have to .. and STILL sting the crap out of you while your gasping for breath!

Very easy to get rid of. Wait until around this time at night -- 9 or 10 pm. This guarantees that 100% of them are inside the nest, and are somewhat sedated ... giving you extra seconds that your going to need. Spray the CRAP out of the entrance hole with hornet spray and DO NOT MISS!! Also DO NOT STOP spraying as you back away to safety. The spray will prevent them from flying so you MUST keep hammering it. Within seconds, their nervous systems will be totally shot, & you can then watch the pile of bees convulse. :D :lol: Got to have SOME excitement out here in the country, ya know? toothy

With my method I can guarantee you won't get stung .... unless your drunk. But then you won't feel much anyway ...... until morning .... and your probably going to bring a few in for the wife and kids to get stung by. That never goes over well ...
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Re: Bee nest

PostBy: jpen1 On: Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:06 pm

Those whit faced hornets are the worst. They can just keep stinging you to their hearts content. I got into a bunch of them about 20 years ago as I walked by there nest in an old hollow stump. They chased me a few hundred yards until I jumped in our stream and drowned the little pests. However I had recieved several dozen stings on my legs and back. I didn't sit or lay to well for a while. You may need to call an exterminator to take care of the little black nightmare's. It isn't worth the pain they may inflict on you or your family.
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Re: Bee nest

PostBy: jim d On: Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:12 pm

wait till winter, the nest didn't get that big over nite ,so you just noticed it ,it's been there for a wile so another 2 mths shouldn't make that much difference, or you can do smitty's method .which i used to do when i could move a little faster now i would wait for winter
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Re: Bee nest

PostBy: gaw On: Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:57 am

If you can see and have access to the entrance I would spray them like SMITTY explained, hit them at point blank range. I had one in a privet hedge that I could not even see but they let me know they were there. That one was removed in winter.

Bald face hornets have no redeeming value in my book. The only good ones are dead ones.
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Re: Bee nest

PostBy: samhill On: Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:01 am

As above if you can use another entry way for awhile they will be gone(I believe), I have had quite a few empty nest blown down in the winter & none showed any sign of hornets or wasps so I'm guessing they head out before winter. They do however seem to get more aggressive & easily aggravated toward the end of the season & that may be why you hadn't noticed them until now.
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