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Old 08-02-2011, 07:28 PM
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Yeah I've been running into bees a lot this year. I was stung friday and monday a week ago. I am allergic and just hate being stung in general. The yellow jackets have been out to get me
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You guys finding a lot of bees this year? I've never run into as many before. Last Wednesday, we found an in ground nest at my nursing home, Friday we found 2 in ground nests and probably 10 little nests in railings in front of the units at our mentally handicapped campus and today I almost ate this hornet's nest for lunch.
Oh man so its not just me 2 fridays ago (That extremely hot one) We were doing a landscape job and I was pulling weeds, found a ground wasp nest and they got me 8 times 5 on my back through my shirt and 3 on my arm. Then the following monday my one guy got stung by a wasp he cried the next 2 days...
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I'm surprised I haven't gotten stung yet this year. I might not be posting tonight if I had gotten any closer to that hornets nest. I was flying around that tree and bam...right there. Believe me, after finding a dozen nests on Friday, I've been watching every tree and shrub very closely. These guys did a hell of a job of hiding their nest right where I couldn't see until it was almost too late. I said would you look at that.
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I ran the piss out of my walk behind today...we managed to get hunt club all done in a hair under 6 hours. Usually takes 7-8 hours. We didn't pull every weed, but the weeds are slowing down, so it wasn't a big deal.
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I ran the piss out of my walk behind today...we managed to get hunt club all done in a hair under 6 hours. Usually takes 7-8 hours. We didn't pull every weed, but the weeds are slowing down, so it wasn't a big deal.
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I have only been stung twice this year and both times was from the same nest... just a small in ground one but other than that I haven't seen any nests or bees really. Lucky I guess! Last year I think I was stung on 5 separate occasions, I guess the season isn't over just yet though!
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I'm surprised I haven't gotten stung yet this year. I might not be posting tonight if I had gotten any closer to that hornets nest. I was flying around that tree and bam...right there. Believe me, after finding a dozen nests on Friday, I've been watching every tree and shrub very closely. These guys did a hell of a job of hiding their nest right where I couldn't see until it was almost too late. I said would you look at that.
did you kill that nest? I usually keep a can or 2 of bee spray in the trucks after friday I have 4 in my white truck now haha. Do you guys keep spray in the trucks?
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Looks like a white faced hornet nest. Those suckers have no sense of humor. We used to find them when shearing spruces at the tree farm since they seem to love building nests in 6' white pines. We'd trim trees for 10-12 days and in that time you'd see someone running for their life about every third or fourth day. Good times.
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did you kill that nest? I usually keep a can or 2 of bee spray in the trucks after friday I have 4 in my white truck now haha. Do you guys keep spray in the trucks?
I have spray in my truck, but I'm not messing with hornets. Plus, a powder would work better for the residual effects.
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I'm splitting a mountain of wood and split a log and got attacked by ants... does that count? and attacked by jagger bushes the day before that
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