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    I saw a Bee kill a little garden bug once. It was eating my lettecue, then the Bee swoop down and started to attack the bug, then it killed it.

    It was funny .



    Who here hate Bees though? They scare me, I can't be more then a few feet from them or I freak out.

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    As I said in another thread, bees are cool, 'cause they're the reason flamethrowers are legal in 40 states.
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    You wouldn't happen to know of a site called Cracked, would you, Lemur?

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    Thanks, desert. Sometimes control-C doesn't work the way it's supposed to.
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    You sent us a link very much to the drug Salvia, are you trying to get us all high Lemur?

    On a strangely normal note i too hate bees, though not as much as people who are allergic to them i'm sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 777Ares777 View Post
    You sent us a link very much to the drug Salvia, are you trying to get us all high Lemur?
    Note that the article I linked talks about unlikely things that are legal in the U.S.A. (such as flamethrowers). I doubt any of it applies to the United Kingdom, where over-sharp scissors and mean looks are outlawed under anti-social rules. I hear that hip-checking your buddy into a hedge can result in a life sentence over there.
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    I don't want to be stung...and I havent been for...around 7-8 years. Wow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
    Note that the article I linked talks about unlikely things that are legal in the U.S.A. (such as flamethrowers). I doubt any of it applies to the United Kingdom, where over-sharp scissors and mean looks are outlawed under anti-social rules. I hear that hip-checking your buddy into a hedge can result in a life sentence over there.
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    Oh dear gods, is this true?!?!?

    I like bees...they make honey ! Plus: no bees, no plants, no mankind!
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    Killerbees and some hornets are a different story, but when you ignore bees and the like they will ignore you. Last time a wasp stung me was 20 years ago when I tried to launch it with the nail of my indexfinger when it crawled my left arm: boy do they have reflexes.

    Now they can crawl whereever they want. It will probably be scary when you are allergic for their poison, but it's still a better tactic than to panic when one comes near.
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    I know I did that once with a bee Tosa, but sadly, it stung me a second before I wack him off.

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    I live in suburbia near Chicago and we have two beehives in our back yard. We've had them long enough so that we can harvest the honey and sell it/use it. It's pretty cool. I'm super comfortable around honeybees now. The only time I was close to getting stung was after I helped extract the honey from the honeycomb. You can mow the lawn an inch away from the entrance of their hive and they won't bother you.

    Bumblebees give me the ***** though, been stung a ridiculous amount of times by those lil' *******

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fuzz View Post
    Bumblebees give me the ***** though, been stung a ridiculous amount of times by those lil' *******
    Are you serious? Here in Bavaria they don´t bother at all. Just your regular juggernauts not caring too much about humans. Hornets and wasps are a different story ...
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    We had some super-aggressive bees set up by our garden last year. They built their nest in a railroad tie that was being used as a wall for the tomato bed. I didn't even know they were there until I mowed too close and they went ballistic. Got a really fantastic sting right on my temple—hurt so bad I wasn't sure it was even a bee. I'd never had a sting hurt like that in my life.

    Unfortunately I didn't know about legal flamethrowers last summer, so poison did the trick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
    We had some super-aggressive bees set up by our garden last year. They built their nest in a railroad tie that was being used as a wall for the tomato bed. I didn't even know they were there until I mowed too close and they went ballistic. Got a really fantastic sting right on my temple—hurt so bad I wasn't sure it was even a bee. I'd never had a sting hurt like that in my life.

    Unfortunately I didn't know about legal flamethrowers last summer, so poison did the trick.
    I had a similar problem once. Unfortunately the "Painted Turtle Farm" staff (sustainable garden run by students here at Gettysburg) forgot that there was a yellowjacket nest in one of their beds and asked me to turn it over. I got stung between four to five times, once on my right hand. That bugger really swelled up for several days.
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    Bees are cool. I've been stung quite a few times in the past, so I don't really fear them now. Actually, at one point 2 months before, one of those little guys flew inside my room and sat on my jeans. I grabbed a handkerchief, made it climb on it and gave it a drop of honey. The little bugger was licking it like crazy After a while, it flew away from the same window.

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    BEES DIE ALL EXTERMINATE THEM DONT CARE ABOUT HONEY, THEY ARE EVIL AND DESERVE TO DIE HORRIBLE DEATHS! DO IT NOW!

    *ahem* I am Apiphobic and a staunch defender of the extinction of bees, wasps and anything remotely related to those things. Though I have never been stung, thank all the gods of the Olympus for that.

    If all bees were joined together in a remote place, and a nuke was to be sent to exterminate them, I would volunteer to push the button. :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by ||GoTW||Warman8||Sldr||-III-|| View Post
    I saw a Bee kill a little garden bug once. It was eating my lettecue, then the Bee swoop down and started to attack the bug, then it killed it.
    From what you are saying I would say that was a wasp. Bees don't attack other insects unless they are attacked first. The wasp probably paralysed the insect and then took it back to the nest as live food for the larvae.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Subedei View Post
    Are you serious? Here in Bavaria they don´t bother at all. Just your regular juggernauts not caring too much about humans. Hornets and wasps are a different story ...
    Heh, truthfully...I work in forest preserves over the summer and when clearing out invasive species I have this terrible habit of unearthing bumblebee hives. It's frustrating. :(

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