Sometimes depends on the bee. I knock paper wasp nests down when first
started and wasps do not bother me.
Yellow jackets on the other hand will attack and sting and are best
treated with wasp spray.
If building the hive inside the wall, you need to spray and seal.
As for me, I figure there's enough trees and such out there, for them to
nest. I kill em off, without a second thought. Don't need boring,
drilling, nesting, and all that on my structure.
Christopher A. Young
Learn about Jesus
On 8/10/2013 6:48 PM, Kurt Ullman wrote:
Bees are territorial. If there is hive nearby too close they won't stay
there. HD sells fake hive you can hang up. Try it and hope they will
move. Or spray with Raid in the evening when they are all in bed....
Someone already beat me to it about contacting a beekeeper. There has
been a lot of news about the loss of bees which are important for
pollinating crops so I'm guessing a beekeeper would be glad to adopt
your bees. ^_^
On Sat, 10 Aug 2013 23:19:35 -0500, The Daring Dufas
You really need a better ID before you do anything. A lot of people
call anything with a stringer, and some things without a "bee".
Paper wasps and dirt daubers are not particularly aggressive, the
hornets and yellow jackets are more so and africanized honey bees can
really hurt you.
On 8/11/2013 12:30 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Digital camera pictures Emailed to a beekeeper would be a good start to
make sure you don't waste someone's time. My Kodak digital is quite good
at getting closeup shots of anything, including insects. ^_^
Look for rap music, pants on the ground, and packing a
nine, know I'm sayin, bro?
Of course, carpenter bees and honey bees and killer
wasps, all require different answers.
Christopher A. Young
Learn about Jesus
On 8/11/2013 1:30 AM, email@example.com wrote:
Open eaves? Not as dire a problem as in enclosed eaves, IMO. Please
don't start throwing poison at the until you know what they are....not
likely they are honey bees, but they should not be killed if possible.
Beekeepers might be found to come and remove them if they are honey
bees. Hornets and yellow jackets are a whole nother thing.
Big bees in the eaves sound like carpenter bees.
I agree, identification is critical here.
If they are carpenter bees you need to get rid of them. They are as bad as termites at gnawing into your wood. Spray poison at night.
If they are wasps you may be able to coexist. That's what we do. We don't bother them and they don't bother us.
Yellowjackets, different story. Kill on sight. Soapy water spray when we see them, 5 gallon pail of soapy water into the nest at night (here they nest in the ground).
Honey bees? I've found no beekeeper will take them, too much risk of adding a colony disease to their hives. If they nest in the house we spray.
Seeing it is one thing... remember it is another thing all together
(grin). Besides you are talking about bumble bees, these are just honey
bees... different thing entirely which is why I never made the
connection (yeah, that's the ticket).
America is at that awkward stage. It's too late
to work within the system, but too early to shoot
On Monday, August 12, 2013 2:20:26 PM UTC-7, Doug Miller wrote:
I hate to see you kill off valuable honey bees. We have too few of them le
We let a friend put his hives in our yard years ago. Some imelater, they sw
armed. Amazing sight! My plum tree was wrapped in layers of bees, clingin
g to each other. Very peaceful. After a while, I assume the Queen gave th
e signal, because they all moved out to their next place of residence.
Not knowing your situation, is there any way you could hang in there until
"Bumblebees are in danger in many developed countries due to habitat
destruction and collateral pesticide damage. In Britain, until
relatively recently, 19 species of native true bumblebee were recognised
along with six species of cuckoo bumblebees. Of these, three have been
extirpated (me-exterminated), eight are in serious decline, and
only six remain widespread. Similar declines in bumblebees have been
reported in Ireland, with 4 species being designated endangered, and
another two species considered vulnerable to extinction. A decline
in bumblebee numbers could cause large-scale changes to the countryside,
resulting from inadequate pollination of certain plants. The world's
first bumblebee sanctuary was established at Vane Farm in the Loch Leven
National Nature Reserve in Scotland in 2008.
Some bumblebees native to North America are also vanishing, such as
Bombus terricola, Bombus affinis and Bombus occidentalis, with one,
Bombus franklini, that may even be extinct.
In 2011, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature set up
the Bumblebee Specialist Group to review the threat status of all
bumblebee species worldwide using the IUCN Red List criteria.
The cure for a problem with every living thing is not to kill it, unless
it knows better.
Find the entry port and close it.
Wait until winter. Remove the vacant hive, and spray the stub with
insecticide so they won't reuse it to build another hive next year.
Bill (champion of all living things)
In Hamptonburgh, NY
We have a big tractor tire, used as sandbox by prev. owners' kids, which
I converted to strawberry bed this spring. Lots of nice berries but I
haven't bothered much with them, other than to mulch, feed and occ.
water. Busy with other garden/pond stuff! In the past two days, the
strawberry bed has been swarmed with dang yellow jackets....don't see
them anywhere else and they don't seem to be doing anything other than
buzzing around the strawberry plants and lighting occasionally. Haven't
seen them anywhere else, and I sure don't want to run into their nest.
I'll be out with the Sevin dust this evening :o)
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