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jbone_0307
Apr 9th, 2005, 12:40 AM
You guys, I am sooo freaking scared. Abou the only things that scare me are Wasp, Yellowjackets, and Africanized Honey Bees. My worst dream became a reality. About a couple of weeks, I noticed that there were always bees around my outside water hose and I was thinking they have to be building a nest somewhere. Today, my neighbor looks up into the trees and there is this huge, I mean huge bee nest. I am sooo scared. I hope they aren't Africanized and are just regular honey bees. I hate Africanized honey bees. I think they are just the European Bees because they didn't appear agressive when I tried to swat them away from my hose and also, there is loud music and it didn't disturb them. I know there really is no way to distict between Africanized and European bees, but can you determine by their nest and the number bees around.

jbone_0307
Apr 9th, 2005, 12:41 AM
I also want them to be honey bees because they produce better and more honey.

ceiling_fan
Apr 9th, 2005, 12:49 AM
lol... hope u don't get bitten

jbone_0307
Apr 9th, 2005, 07:47 PM
Apparently earlier today, they swarmed. I left at 7 am and they were still there and when we got back there weren't many. Worse, they've infested the whole tree. I think these are Africanized because european honey bees usually swarm once, during the spring, but I dont know yet.

JenFan75
Apr 9th, 2005, 07:58 PM
Scary.

Insects are scary.

jbone_0307
Apr 9th, 2005, 11:33 PM
Does anybody know how long it takes for a hive to produce honey??? Because before I call the bee exterminator, I want to make sure that there is a honeycomb full of honey in that tree.

cheesestix
Apr 10th, 2005, 01:29 AM
Does anybody know how long it takes for a hive to produce honey??? Because before I call the bee exterminator, I want to make sure that there is a honeycomb full of honey in that tree.

Won't the honey/nest get contaminated by the exterminator?

jbone_0307
Apr 10th, 2005, 03:30 AM
I should have said bee expert. They are able to remove the bees without harming the honeycomb in instances. If they are regular honeybees, then they will probably use calming gas because they are less hostile. I dont think I will get it because its in the tree.

MinnyGophers
Apr 10th, 2005, 05:08 AM
lol if I were you i'd burn down the whole tree :lol:
just kidding... or am i?

jbone_0307
Apr 10th, 2005, 05:32 AM
Im scared, but I want to test them to see if they are Africanized or Honeybees by swatting it with something to see the distance (if) they chase after me and how hostile, but I dont want things to get out of control.

cheesestix
Apr 10th, 2005, 01:30 PM
Im scared, but I want to test them to see if they are Africanized or Honeybees by swatting it with something to see the distance (if) they chase after me and how hostile, but I dont want things to get out of control.

Why don't you put on a bunch of clothes before you do it? E.g. long pants, long sleeves, gloves, ski mask, etc.....like a makeshift bee keeper's suit.....that is, unless you happen to own a bee keeper's suit. Then you might could even spray their nest or something....although, the whole idea sounds a little crazy. :)