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Amigomc



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PostSubject: get rid of bees   Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:24 am

was surrounding by bee or bees several times when enjoying my pipe; quite scaring;
anyone tried it before? how to get rid of them? thanks a lot!
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PostSubject: Re: get rid of bees   Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:27 am

Stop smokin' blends topped with honey. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: get rid of bees   Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:29 am

it was Scottish or London Mixture...thought no honey inside...
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PostSubject: Re: get rid of bees   Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:42 am

I just went for the easy joke. Laughing
That never happened to me.
I have no idea why they like you,
but if they don't sting ya don't worry.
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PostSubject: Re: get rid of bees   Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:01 am

Hahaha, a good one! I like that.
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PostSubject: Re: get rid of bees   Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:05 am

Pfft. Why would you want rid of them... Train them to attack on command. At their reproductive rate, today your front porch tomorrow the world!
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PostSubject: Re: get rid of bees   Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:28 am

Heh, PB... Laughing

...I've had big, mountain yellow jackets start sniffin' around me on my porch when I'm with a pipe, but a good puff of smoke their direction and they high-tailed it outta there... *shrug* Cool
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PostSubject: Re: get rid of bees   Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:37 am

very good suggestion!
just too exciting to me especially feeling the air flow of their wings around your neck and ear...
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PostSubject: Re: get rid of bees   Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:41 am

Amigomc wrote:
very good suggestion!
just too exciting to me especially feeling the air flow of their wings around your neck and ear...

OK, that's pretty intimate. Laughing
I can see how it makes you nervous.
Do you wear a fragrance?
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PostSubject: Re: get rid of bees   Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:07 am

Carburetor Cleaner Spray - best insect killer in the world.

Drops them fast too!
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PostSubject: Re: get rid of bees   Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:15 am

Rob_In_MO wrote:
Carburetor Cleaner Spray - best insect killer in the world.

Drops them fast too!

This. Except I use brake cleaner. Also, makes black widows squeal in terror.
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PostSubject: Re: get rid of bees   Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:46 am

Kyle Weiss wrote:
Rob_In_MO wrote:
Carburetor Cleaner Spray - best insect killer in the world.

Drops them fast too!

This. Except I use brake cleaner. Also, makes black widows squeal in terror.
Carb spray... brake cleaner... a casual attitude towards killing... So, when you guys make you next batch of meth, can I have some?
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PostSubject: Re: get rid of bees   Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:58 am

Doc Manhattan wrote:

Carb spray... brake cleaner... a casual attitude towards killing... So, when you guys make you next batch of meth, can I have some?

Baby, you see where I'm from--I take care o' you real good. Soon as I get another single wide after the first six burned down. Real soon. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: get rid of bees   Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:17 am

Just a taste to get me to payday, Kyle! I'm pretty sure the bees I'm seeing aren't real. One of them told me so.
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PostSubject: Re: get rid of bees   Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:49 am

Ever see tweakers get jumpy and think there's bugs in their hair? Yeah. That. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: get rid of bees   Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:17 pm

Kyle Weiss wrote:
Heh, PB... Laughing

...I've had big, mountain yellow jackets start sniffin' around me on my porch when I'm with a pipe, but a good puff of smoke their direction and they high-tailed it outta there... *shrug* Cool

Smokin' Borkum Riff again, were ya?
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PostSubject: Re: get rid of bees   Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:01 pm

Amigomc wrote:
was surrounding by bee or bees several times when enjoying my pipe; quite scaring;
anyone tried it before? how to get rid of them? thanks a lot!
If they are honey bees or bumble bees, I personally would welcome them to buzz around me all they want. I love bees. I think they are fascinating creatures. Like nature's beautifully programmed little organic robots. However if you have allergies to bee stings, or just feel nervous around them, you may have to consider removing them at the source. This means finding the nest which is probably not far away and removing or destroying it. Given my feelings about bees. I think this would be an awful shame.

Have you ever seen, in person or on TV how bee keepers use smoke to "calm" bees? If you are smoking a pipe the relatively low volume of smoke you are emitting is, at least to some degree may be helping to "calm" the bees. I don't think you have too much to worry about. It does not sound like they have any impetus to attack you.

Make peace with them. Observe them. They display an example of behavior we sometimes need to be reminded of in our own lives.


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PostSubject: Re: get rid of bees   Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:36 pm

I think bees are disappearing on their own, so you might not have to worry about it. There's been a marked decline in bee populations over the last few years. Nobody knows exactly why.

Colony collapse disorder
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PostSubject: Re: get rid of bees   Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:47 pm

While I'm deathly afraid of bees I've helped relocate several honeybee hives in my past. One when I was living in WI, and the other here in WA state. The experience in WI went basically like this -

I was working in a weld shop back then, and late afternoon a small swarm of bees came down in the parking area. One of our guys grew up on a farm and knew how to deal with this.

He immediately got a bucket of water, a tin top to a garbage can, and a stick. He went out to where the bees were swarming and started beating on the trash can lid with the stick and then stuck his hand in the bucket of water and threw it over the swarm.

This all looked like bizarre behaviour to me, but he explained that the noise confused them and the water caused them to think that there was a rain shower coming. Also that they would then congregate on the nearest appropriate landing spot to let the "rain" pass.

Sure enough, they took immediate refuge in a grove of shrubs and landed there while still buzzing around. My co-worker said they'd stay there as long as they thought there was still a danger of rain. So he continued to sprinkle water on them (from about 20' away) and beat his trash can lid.

He called a local beekeeper who came right out. They put a bunch of hive boxes nearby and said that they'd wait until the next morning to come back and collect them. It turned out that the hive they came from had hatched a new queen and she took away a bunch of workers that were loyal to her and were looking for a new place for her hive.

Next morning when it was still somewhat chilly, the beekepers came back. The swarm had taken up residence in the hive boxes, and they gently pulled out each screen until they identified the queen. That was the box they sealed up to prevent her from escaping and thus her swarm. They would be loyal to her they explained.

The beekeepers did use a bit of smoke to calm the bees, and no one got stung. In fact they didn't even have on any helmets or netting. They were old hands at this and I found it strangely fascinating. Even when when they showed me the queen as I couldn't identify her. And all the while I'm deathly afraid of bees!

So they took the hive off to a new location to be happy honey producers. Good for them and what a lesson for me!

So fast forward to a similar situation I was involved with here in WA state at my brewery location.

Much the same as before, only this time I was the one to make the noise and throw the water. Called the local beekeeper and he came right out and removed the swarm to a happier location.

In this case they had taken up overnight residence in the outer and inner wall of the adjacent building to the brewery, and the beekeeper had to remove some of the flashing.

The guy worked up there for a couple hrs on an extension ladder with no protection removing boards! And that swarm had already built a bunch of combs in the meantime! He never even got stung once!

Bottom line, honey bees are your friends. Just treat them with respect!

Whew......


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PostSubject: Re: get rid of bees   Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:02 pm

Brewdude,

That's an awesome story!

Like I said. Nature's little robots. Very predictable behavior. You're safe so long as you know what you're doing.
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PostSubject: Re: get rid of bees   Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:38 pm

Bees are awesome. Hornets are jerks. Wasps generally just snub you because they're better than you.
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PostSubject: Re: get rid of bees   Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:59 am

Hate flying stinging animals.
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PostSubject: Re: get rid of bees   Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:14 am

i.keenum wrote:
Hate flying stinging animals.

Insects exclusively, sadly. Cool At least until I splice wings on a platypus.

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PostSubject: Re: get rid of bees   Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:29 am

Kyle Weiss wrote:
Bees are awesome. Hornets are jerks. Wasps generally just snub you because they're better than you.

My thoughts exactly...
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PostSubject: Re: get rid of bees   Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:48 am

Insects are animals. Just hate being stung, not hate of the bug itself.
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