Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Mike Blevins, May 6, 2008.

  1. Mike Blevins

    Mike Blevins LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,390

    I ran over a nest of BEES in the ground today! With the drought last year there wasn't any and now they are here this early? What's up with this sh%t! Anybody else seeing alot of bees already?
  2. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,291

    Honeybees or yellow jacket wasp?
  3. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,790

    doing hedges today, bees were all in the shutters next to the hedges, made the job that much more fun
  4. DillonsLawnCare

    DillonsLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,100

    i hate bees and wasps>!!!!!
  5. timmac

    timmac LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    i have 1 job and the owner has a huge dog house and there are always bumblebees swarming it. so far they havent bothered me though.
  6. Mike Blevins

    Mike Blevins LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,390

    Yellow jackets.
  7. jsw2008

    jsw2008 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 513

    I haven't seen any yellow jackets yet, but I have seen a lot the wasps in the hedges I have been trimming lately. I HATE bees and wasps..some kind of phobia you might say. Spiders, snakes, problem. If a wasp comes out at me from a bush, I'm running in circles and swinging my arms around. I jumped of a ten foot ladder into an bunch of azaleas once when I hit a nest in a gutter. I'm sure getting stuck in the a** by azalea branches hurt much worse than any bee stings would have. It's really funny as hell. I really don't understand why I'm like this since I have only been stung once by any kind of bee. You should see some of the looks I get from people walking by. If I ran over a nest in the ground I would probably just leave the mower and go home.
  8. LedgedaleLawn

    LedgedaleLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 377

    Bees are not that bad, wasps I hate. I already stopped counting stings this year.
  9. Pastaboy62

    Pastaboy62 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 362

    don't go killing honey bees...they are at an all time low and the plants aren't being pollinated as much...
  10. JFF

    JFF LawnSite Member
    Messages: 248

    Ground hornets are the worst. The sound of a blower really makes them angry. And they always nail you in groups.

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