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(SFGate)   Las Vegas man stung over 2,000 times by "killer" bees expected to survive. You've got to bee kidding me   (sfgate.com) divider line 150
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2009-03-22 11:55:51 PM
Phil Herup: Well the original batch came from Africa to Brazil, then escaped.

Nazi AIDS killer bees?
 
2009-03-22 11:57:31 PM
There' s certain way people, when they bite it and they demonstrate it in the news...You smile. Who looks like to obtain kills by the bee?!

They look like in the news, " A person in Austin by bee, " Killing; My farking smiling. How do you obtain kill by the bee?! If you' Walks again through the forest, the right and you nearby the bush, and you hear *BZZZZZZZZZZZ*, you knew, runs is far away from that bush. Who goes to go to nearby in that bush, "Hey bee whether is? " Hold in one second, " OH JEEZE! AHHH! "

Dandy Fark that! I will attack fiercely in face each bee! Bee aren't brings my, I' d elephant, " FARK you bee! " *PUNCH* " And your sexual intercourse bee! Good bee progress! ! " *BZZZZZZZ* *PUNCH* " Where's under bee in?! " It's a farking bee!

My possibly undestand, if it is likely the murderer horse, that is fearful shiat! The flight through kicks your face air *NEHHHHHH* *KICK* *NEHHHHHH* that is fearful! FARK bee! ...... FARKK bee!
 
2009-03-22 11:57:51 PM
Bees are scary shiat. I remember when I was a kid, we had just got this new house with a huge forest behind it. My dad, who was in the Navy at the time, decided it would be a good idea to take me, my younger brother, and my brother's friend exploring in our new forest. Before setting off, he warned us to watch where we put our feet so we didn't disturb any small animals or dangerous insects. Not ten minutes later, my father, the Master Woodsman, manages to locate what had to be the only ground-level yellowjacket nest for miles, and plant his foot right inside it. A horde of enraged bees came swarming out stinging anyone they could find. My dad picked us up and we all ran down the hill, screaming and being stung. I was stung dozens of times, and it took weeks to recover.

The moral of the story? Never take forest trailblazing advice from a man who spends most of his life aboard nuclear submarines.
 
2009-03-23 12:00:10 AM
I had a hive of these form on the open ground in my yard in 2006. I had to call a bee keeper to come and remove them. I almost hit them with the lawn mower...freaked me out when they rose up in a big cloud. I shudder to think about it, I'm very lucky I was able to run into my screened porch. He said the hive had about 5,000 bees in it. He told me you have to run at least 1/4 mile at flat out speed to escape them if they start chasing you. The average person gets 500 stings in a swarm attack. Never jump in water like someone else said, because they will wait for you (!) Most people get stung when they do exactly what I was doing, they hate lawnmowers. My bee guy had been doing this for 18 years and said he'd never seen a hive of them form on the ground in the open. He vacuums up the bees with a wet/dry vac and then takes the Africanized queen and kills her...puts the rest of the bees in with a domestic queen and apparently this makes them more docile.

Some people around here get them in the walls of their houses, and then it's a huge mess. You can't just kill the bees because all the bee carcasses and honey rot in the walls and create mold and smell. It costs thousands to have them removed from a wall.

All of this was more than I wanted to find out. I also have a childhood fear of bees so it was really a pretty terrifying thing for me.
 
2009-03-23 12:00:20 AM
octopied: Killer bees set to stun

Attempted manslaughter bees?

/is that even possible?
 
2009-03-23 12:01:17 AM
TheGreatZarquon: Bees are scary shiat. I remember when I was a kid, we had just got this new house with a huge forest behind it. My dad, who was in the Navy at the time, decided it would be a good idea to take me, my younger brother, and my brother's friend exploring in our new forest. Before setting off, he warned us to watch where we put our feet so we didn't disturb any small animals or dangerous insects. Not ten minutes later, my father, the Master Woodsman, manages to locate what had to be the only ground-level yellowjacket nest for miles, and plant his foot right inside it. A horde of enraged bees came swarming out stinging anyone they could find. My dad picked us up and we all ran down the hill, screaming and being stung. I was stung dozens of times, and it took weeks to recover.

The moral of the story? Never take forest trailblazing advice from a man who spends most of his life aboard nuclear submarines.


bahahaha. That story is awesome. I can just picture your Dad flailing about with two toddlers between his arms.
 
2009-03-23 12:01:37 AM
famousp: There' s certain way people, when they bite it and they demonstrate it in the news...You smile. Who looks like to obtain kills by the bee?!

They look like in the news, " A person in Austin by bee, " Killing; My farking smiling. How do you obtain kill by the bee?! If you' Walks again through the forest, the right and you nearby the bush, and you hear *BZZZZZZZZZZZ*, you knew, runs is far away from that bush. Who goes to go to nearby in that bush, "Hey bee whether is? " Hold in one second, " OH JEEZE! AHHH! "

Dandy Fark that! I will attack fiercely in face each bee! Bee aren't brings my, I' d elephant, " FARK you bee! " *PUNCH* " And your sexual intercourse bee! Good bee progress! ! " *BZZZZZZZ* *PUNCH* " Where's under bee in?! " It's a farking bee!

My possibly undestand, if it is likely the murderer horse, that is fearful shiat! The flight through kicks your face air *NEHHHHHH* *KICK* *NEHHHHHH* that is fearful! FARK bee! ...... FARKK bee!


...Am I missing a meme somewhere? Or do I need to break out the Samuel L. Jackson image macro?
 
2009-03-23 12:03:12 AM
TheGreatZarquon: yellowjacket nest for miles, and plant his foot right inside it. A horde of enraged bees

Yellowjackets are not bees.
 
2009-03-23 12:03:56 AM
This is the bee guy who removed my bees. He has some pretty interesting case studies on his website:

Bee Removal and Rescue (new window)
 
2009-03-23 12:04:59 AM
vodka: FTFA: While not native to the U.S., killer bees are well established in southern Nevada.

What the hell does that mean? Africanized honey bees are not native to anywhere, they are not a natural species. They are just a farkup created by humans being dumbasses.


Interesting that the farkup actually paid off in terms of the original reason for experimenting with bee hybrids. Africanized bees are now the preferred species for honey production in South America.
 
2009-03-23 12:05:29 AM
Nightmare fuel!

www.homelyscientist.com
 
2009-03-23 12:05:44 AM
He would like to know this man's secret.

www.web-recon.com
 
2009-03-23 12:05:54 AM
vudukungfu: Phil Herup: Well the original batch came from Africa to Brazil, then escaped.

Nazi AIDS killer bees?



Approves

tbn3.google.com
 
2009-03-23 12:07:12 AM
Juniper Jupiter: COVERED IN BEEEESSS!!!!



/Obligatory


That's no bee - that is a squirrel COVERED in makeup worrying about whether or not he left the gas on.
 
2009-03-23 12:07:56 AM
farm1.static.flickr.com
 
2009-03-23 12:08:15 AM
famousp: There' s certain way people, when they bite it and they demonstrate it in the news...You smile. Who looks like to obtain kills by the bee?!

They look like in the news, " A person in Austin by bee, " Killing; My farking smiling. How do you obtain kill by the bee?! If you' Walks again through the forest, the right and you nearby the bush, and you hear *BZZZZZZZZZZZ*, you knew, runs is far away from that bush. Who goes to go to nearby in that bush, "Hey bee whether is? " Hold in one second, " OH JEEZE! AHHH! "

Dandy Fark that! I will attack fiercely in face each bee! Bee aren't brings my, I' d elephant, " FARK you bee! " *PUNCH* " And your sexual intercourse bee! Good bee progress! ! " *BZZZZZZZ* *PUNCH* " Where's under bee in?! " It's a farking bee!

My possibly undestand, if it is likely the murderer horse, that is fearful shiat! The flight through kicks your face air *NEHHHHHH* *KICK* *NEHHHHHH* that is fearful! FARK bee! ...... FARKK bee!


THIS
 
2009-03-23 12:10:35 AM
Where's the dog that shoots bees out of his mouth.
 
2009-03-23 12:11:06 AM
images2.wikia.nocookie.net Related?
 
2009-03-23 12:13:46 AM
imagecache2.allposters.com
 
2009-03-23 12:14:08 AM
Better that than these B's
modculture.typepad.com
 
2009-03-23 12:14:53 AM
www.everyjoe.com

We're talking about the Sacramento Bees, right?

Ah, hell with it.
 
2009-03-23 12:17:20 AM
That's it. I'm buying one of these:

www.greatdreams.com

f*ck bees.

/and spiders
 
2009-03-23 12:17:38 AM
The original killer B's came from Mami.


www.sun-sentinel.com
 
2009-03-23 12:17:45 AM
LordJiro: Related?

TOMMY GUN!
 
2009-03-23 12:17:54 AM
JesseL: Interesting that the farkup actually paid off in terms of the original reason for experimenting with bee hybrids. Africanized bees are now the preferred species for honey production in South America.

It didn't pay off as much as it could have. If they hadn't made any mistakes they probably could have successfully bred a species that both worked well in South America and was docile.

Now we're stuck trying to work out of the situation backwards. I mean that's how we got the nice European strains but that took thousands of years. I hope we're not stuck with these Africanized biatches for thousands of years.
 
2009-03-23 12:18:25 AM
3.bp.blogspot.com

Sweet dreams... just don't wake up.
 
2009-03-23 12:19:37 AM
EviLincoln: I wonder if he will be pretty much immune to bee stings from now on?

Well, either that or the mere sight of a bee will cause instant death from anaphylactic shock, horror, or bad memories.

I'm guessing the latter.
 
2009-03-23 12:20:37 AM
Las Vegas?

Bees?

NICHOLAS CAGE THREAD!
 
2009-03-23 12:26:32 AM
"They also urge people not to jump in swimming pools, saying bees can see people and wait for them there."

Oh my God!

Oh my God!


Actually, something I saw on TV said they go after the black hole that is your mouth, when you come up for air!
that is OH MY GOD
 
2009-03-23 12:27:39 AM
TheWarmonger: Sweet dreams... just don't wake up.

Not OK, Just not OK.

/OK?
 
2009-03-23 12:30:27 AM
Swampthing in Korea
Las Vegas?


Bees?

NICHOLAS CAGE THREAD!


Dude.
 
2009-03-23 12:30:34 AM
My Grandfather died after being stung about 30 times. He was operating a brush cutter and it cut into an underground nest of Yellow Jackets.

RIP Jim McGue
 
2009-03-23 12:30:58 AM
kronicfeld: BEES?!

Crudbucket: kronicfeld: BEES?!

I take it you're not on board.


How hard can it be? We'll see who brings in more honey.
 
2009-03-23 12:34:09 AM
vodka: JesseL: Interesting that the farkup actually paid off in terms of the original reason for experimenting with bee hybrids. Africanized bees are now the preferred species for honey production in South America.

It didn't pay off as much as it could have. If they hadn't made any mistakes they probably could have successfully bred a species that both worked well in South America and was docile.

Now we're stuck trying to work out of the situation backwards. I mean that's how we got the nice European strains but that took thousands of years. I hope we're not stuck with these Africanized biatches for thousands of years.


From Wikipedia (for whatever it's worth):

"Not all Africanized hives are defensive; some are quite gentle, which gives a beginning point for beekeepers to breed a gentler stock. This has been done in Brazil, where bee incidents are much less common than they were during the first wave of the Africanized bees' colonization. Now that the Africanized bee has been "re-domesticated", it is considered the bee of choice for beekeeping in Brazil."
 
2009-03-23 12:34:10 AM
ufark2: Nick Cage played Vegas guy in Next
Nick Cage gets stung by bees in Wickerman
Nick Cage sees plane crash in Knowing
2 planes crash today
bees attack
Coincidence?

/kevin bacon


/Con Air FTW
//Honeymoon in Vegas
///Leaving Las Vegas
////Slashies..
 
2009-03-23 12:35:59 AM
I used to think bees were bad news until that Cracked article about the Japanese Giant Hornet...

blog.lokonopa.com

This is maybe 30 wasps against 30,000 bees and the 30,000 bees do not stand a chance.
 
2009-03-23 12:36:26 AM
Brockway: octopied: Killer bees set to stun

Attempted manslaughter bees?

/is that even possible?


No such thing as attempted manslaughter (she said, showing off her 1L Crim Law learnin'). Bees can be killers, but they can't be murderers, because they don't have the intellect to establish intent.

I think. At least I hope.

If not, we're so screwed.
 
2009-03-23 12:40:01 AM
I'm curious as to where this happened. Hopefully nowhere near me.


xlbrooklyn: Well, to be honest, being stung by 2,000 highly-venomous bees IS less painful than living in Las Vegas.

I lived in New York for 26 years. Vegas is pretty much the damn same. Except with better gun laws. And we actually voted on making pot legal. Missed it by 4%
 
2009-03-23 12:40:41 AM
JesseL: vodka: JesseL: Interesting that the farkup actually paid off in terms of the original reason for experimenting with bee hybrids. Africanized bees are now the preferred species for honey production in South America.

It didn't pay off as much as it could have. If they hadn't made any mistakes they probably could have successfully bred a species that both worked well in South America and was docile.

Now we're stuck trying to work out of the situation backwards. I mean that's how we got the nice European strains but that took thousands of years. I hope we're not stuck with these Africanized biatches for thousands of years.

From Wikipedia (for whatever it's worth):

"Not all Africanized hives are defensive; some are quite gentle, which gives a beginning point for beekeepers to breed a gentler stock. This has been done in Brazil, where bee incidents are much less common than they were during the first wave of the Africanized bees' colonization. Now that the Africanized bee has been "re-domesticated", it is considered the bee of choice for beekeeping in Brazil."


Apparently from what my bee guy said, the honey production is tastier and in larger amounts with the Africanized bees, and if I understand correctly, they're more resistant to some of the diseases that are afflicting the domestic honeybees. So actually the introduction might have unintentional benefits.
 
2009-03-23 12:41:22 AM
Manswers says run 200 yards flat out, after that they stop chasing you.

/like I believe that
 
2009-03-23 12:41:28 AM
www.maniacworld.com

/unimpressed.
 
2009-03-23 12:45:35 AM
Oh subby! you're so witty and awesome! I love it! +1+!+!+!+!!1 11 1 WTF.. WATHEVer...


/wants Old-Fark wit back
 
2009-03-23 12:46:59 AM
seveword: LordJiro: Related?

TOMMY GUN!


More like Beebee gun, amirite
 
2009-03-23 12:47:36 AM
i2.photobucket.com
swarm... swarm... swarm...
 
2009-03-23 12:51:30 AM
Brockway: octopied: Killer bees set to stun

Attempted manslaughter bees?

/is that even possible?


Seriously, what is that? Do they give a Nobel Prize for "attempted physics"?

images.fliqz.com
 
2009-03-23 12:56:16 AM
Killa beez all over your farkin planet
Thirty-six chambers of death
Three-hundred and sixty degrees of perfected styles
Choppin off your motherfarkin dome...
 
2009-03-23 01:00:54 AM
I live not far from the hospital they took this poor fellow to. That sort of means the incident happened nearby. This is definitely one newspaper article when there was not TMI.

I guess I'd better start jogging. Inside.
 
2009-03-23 01:04:05 AM
The_Sponge: vodka: What the hell does that mean? Africanized honey bees are not native to anywhere, they are not a natural species. They are just a farkup created by humans being dumbasses.


Why does everything bad come from Africa?

*Ducks*


Why do you think?
 
2009-03-23 01:06:44 AM
I8B4U: Nightmare fuel!

you BASTARD!
 
2009-03-23 01:07:06 AM
This makes me think of an idea. We should create a "bee grenade." It would be like a normal frag grenade but put bees/wasps inside of them instead. Have about 200 or so in them. When in combat (Works best when your enemy is inside of a building) just run up and lob one at the enemy and run. When it opens after a few seconds then those bees will fly out and attack everyone in sight. Its like a pinpoint grenade. Instead of hoping your enemy is in kill distance the bees will fly right at them even if he is several feet away. Just make sure you keep your distance as well. Also would work great for clearing a room without damaging it or even hostage rescue. We should all get on this great idea.
 
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