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Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by j fisher, Jan 17, 2005.

  1. j fisher

    j fisher LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    Just a reminder, that the day could always have been worse.

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  2. jaybird

    jaybird LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 272

    i dont get it. is that a hornets nest.
  3. Lawnchoice

    Lawnchoice LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 781

    Maybe he was setting out to trim the shrub and did his homework by checking it for nests. Lookie !
  4. j fisher

    j fisher LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    That's what it is.
  5. KathysLGC

    KathysLGC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,345

    I had one in my back yard. my kids where on the trampoline and saw it. It was about 8 feet from them and was full. I took it out and got stung about 4 times. Good thing I don't get any reactions to bee stings other then frustration... LoL
  6. Smalltimer1

    Smalltimer1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,223

    Sounds like you'd almost need to put on a haz-mat suit and go after it.

    Last time I messed with a hornet's nest, I sprayed it down with carburetor cleaner and got the hornets away, and then took the nest out and burned it.
  7. LawnMowerBoy48

    LawnMowerBoy48 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 136

    We were on a job doing tree work this past summer and Zakil (not even close to the right spelling, Brazillian name) was cutting down some bushes. Sure enough he pisses off a nest of of hornets and gets stung in the eye.
  8. Greenhorn1980

    Greenhorn1980 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    Tragic circumstances. Love the outdoors and smell of fresh cut brush, deathly allergic to stings. Have to carry an injector with me in case I am stung.
  9. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,641

    The interesting thing is...if you approach calmly, slowly, and deliberately, you can spray the nest and stick the wand right into it without getting stung. I have sprayed hundreds of nests and have yet to be stung. The bees are too interested in getting back into the nest and the wand that they pay no attention to you. You just have to make sure you don't make any sudden moves, like swatting them.
  10. AL Inc

    AL Inc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,209

    We had a bad run last summer, with both nests in the bushes and in the ground. One guy was stung in the eye, also. Not fun. Glad you found that one before you started pruning!

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