Discussion in 'Sports Field Maintenance' started by AUHort1990, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. AUHort1990

    AUHort1990 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 137

    These showed up today at one of our biuldings. This is the second time in 15 years it has happened, but it is always fun to see.

    Bees at Tower.jpg

    Bees at TowerBuilding 002.jpg
  2. ChadsLawn

    ChadsLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,109

    Holy Cow... Ive never seen a nest that big...
  3. OP

    AUHort1990 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 137

    It was probably about 4 foot long. My guys just told me some bee keepers came and got them.
  4. ECS

    ECS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,733

    Those are honey bees and it is now that they swarm. I used to get calls every spring from the local police to come pick them up.
  5. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,496

    We've received several work orders this spring (as usual) for removal of bees from various school sites. One of our groundsmen at a middle school site is a beekeeper and handles their removal for free just for the bees. :)

    BTW... great pics; thanks for sharing.
  6. Uranus

    Uranus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 1,621

    Oh man you just brought back SO many memories. I was always the crazy one with a stick. I wouldn't have been dumb enough to mess with those ones though. Well maybe for $100 and a long stick. Ok, ok, can I just throw on rock at them?

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,577

    That swarm is huge 3 banded Italian bees,total value $400 bucks.

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