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2010-08-09 10:28:29 AM  
Falstaff: I had some bees on my yellow jasmine this weekend, which seemed odd. I hope they don't form a new colony here.


why not? bees are fine, just like snakes - leave them alone and they leave you alone.
 
2010-08-09 10:28:44 AM  
Is this wretched demi-bee half asleep upon my knee some freak from a menagerie?
 
2010-08-09 10:29:15 AM  
www.posters.ws
 
2010-08-09 10:34:12 AM  
When I was about 9 I went across the street to see if my friend could play. Walking back down her driveway, upset that should couldn't come out, I noticed a hole in the dirt so I threw a stick into it. Well I must have killed the queen or something because before I knew what was happening, I was surrounded by stingers and wings. My other neighbor said it looked like something from a Tom and Jerry cartoon. Luckily, his father ran over to me and started swatting them with his shirt and told me to run home. When I got there, my mom; who is mortally allergic to bees, was still killing them and covered me in meat tenderizer, and took me to the Dr the next day. I guess she figured I'd already be dead if I was allergic. The Dr counted 208 stings and I had black pools of poison in the bottoms of my feet.

I know, I know CSB
 
2010-08-09 10:36:44 AM  
HelenKellersFingers

Looks like more black african on black african crime. Where will it end?

I'm looking for laughs here, folks. Am I doing it right?
 
2010-08-09 10:38:08 AM  
When I was a little boy, about eight or so, I was walking around my neighborhood on a hot summer day. I walked up upon this guy wearing gloves, a trench coat and some crazy hat. He was carrying a large smoking "teapot" contraption. We made eye contact and neither of us said anything. I continued up the sidewalk along his yard while trying to figure out what he was doing. That's when the bees attacked me and I ran home. It was like a wave of flames, at least to me as a little boy. I still can't believe the dude didn't say anything. He just stood there and watched me approaching the angry hive.
/not five hundred, but close to fifty stingers were removed.
//The same summer after swimming I came back to my towel and had a swig of warm Mountain Dew from a can. I managed to spit out five live bees without being stung.
 
2010-08-09 10:40:13 AM  
Ablejack: I managed to spit out five live bees without being stung.

One bee on my Mountain Dew can. Stung me in the lip on the way out. Swelled up really big.
 
2010-08-09 10:42:31 AM  
asciibaron: Falstaff: I had some bees on my yellow jasmine this weekend, which seemed odd. I hope they don't form a new colony here.


why not? bees are fine, just like snakes - leave them alone and they leave you alone.


I have a snake in the backyard. I call him Fred. Little black racer that likes to hang out in the holly bushes while I'm cutting the grass.

I'm not allergic to snakes though. Bees on the other hand...
 
2010-08-09 10:43:22 AM  
asciibaron: Beer It's What's For Dinner: asciibaron: how do they know they were "Africanized" whatever that means?

/beekeeper

Not sure if serious.jpg

very serious - "Africanized" is a meaningless term.


3.bp.blogspot.com

I think they stung this kid. He's become "Africanized"



...aw...fark...I'm sorry everybody. Its early and I just stopped drinking.
 
2010-08-09 10:49:24 AM  
asciibaron: very serious - "Africanized" is a meaningless term.

It's not a meaningless term at all. Africanized honey bees are a hybrid between African bees and various European honey bees.

Tanzanian queen bees were introduced to European bees in the late 50's in Brazil by a replacement bee-keeper. The apiary was owned by a biologist who successfully bred European and S. African honey bees. They were bred for the intent of increased productivity and were supposed to be able to adapt to tropical conditions. Africanized honey bees (aka 'Killer bees') are far more aggressive than European bees and can get set off quite easily by things such as vibrations and loud noises. They're spreading further and further north and more places in the south western areas are seeing more and more of them.


The more you know..
 
2010-08-09 10:52:44 AM  
asciibaron: how do they know they were "Africanized" whatever that means?

Instead of being yellow with black stripes, they were black with yellow stripes.
 
2010-08-09 11:05:55 AM  
Bendal: asciibaron: how do they know they were "Africanized" whatever that means?

/beekeeper

Cue the "not sure if serious" image.

Africanized honeybees are very aggressive and territorial, and unlike normal honeybees, will attack anything that gets near their nest. Every member of the colony (and they can reach the tens of thousands) will come out to attack; animals and some people have been killed by them. Also, the Africanized version tend to drive away the more peaceful bee strains, and IIRC they don't do all that good a job of pollinizing crops either.


So you are saying they are more aggressive and lazy?
 
2010-08-09 11:09:55 AM  
abhorrent1: Those are some fantastic photos in the gallery.


What the hell is this even supposed to be?


The Virgin Mary, obviously. Can't you see her image?
 
2010-08-09 11:13:05 AM  
When asked for comment, the bees responded:

cleverocity.com
 
2010-08-09 11:21:45 AM  
Hey hey hey St. Peter
I've gotta tale to tell
Just been down to New York town
It really feel like HELL!
 
2010-08-09 11:30:38 AM  
St. Peter says he should have called an exterminator to remove the bees before starting the work.

Before, after - it's all good. The important thing is no one was hurt, except you.
 
2010-08-09 11:35:11 AM  
Dirtybird971: When I was about 9 I went across the street to see if my friend could play. Walking back down her driveway, upset that should couldn't come out, I noticed a hole in the dirt so I threw a stick into it. Well I must have killed the queen or something because before I knew what was happening, I was surrounded by stingers and wings. My other neighbor said it looked like something from a Tom and Jerry cartoon. Luckily, his father ran over to me and started swatting them with his shirt and told me to run home. When I got there, my mom; who is mortally allergic to bees, was still killing them and covered me in meat tenderizer, and took me to the Dr the next day. I guess she figured I'd already be dead if I was allergic. The Dr counted 208 stings and I had black pools of poison in the bottoms of my feet.

I know, I know CSB



Yellow Jackets. Worst bug evar. Angry little mutherfarkers when you "discover" their nest (nest = hole in the ground).

We used to chase them around on the sand swatting at them with lengths of HotWheels® track when I was kid. Great sport.

Gotta do things like that when yer a kid. Woulda looked damned odd had I been doing that as an adult.
 
2010-08-09 11:40:02 AM  
Greer Barnes- "Africanized" bees

Link (new window)
 
2010-08-09 11:48:38 AM  
asciibaron: how do they know they were "Africanized" whatever that means?

/beekeeper


They could tell by the saggy pants.

/also ducking
 
2010-08-09 11:48:39 AM  
Savage Bacon: You see, bees make a lot of noise. NO NOISE, suggests no bees.

Oh look, there goes one now!

TO THE BEEMOBILE!

You mean your Chevy?

...Yes.
 
2010-08-09 12:00:49 PM  
o5iiawah: Maybe St. Peter should have called St. Anthony to help him control the animals. No, seriously, why no mention in TFA as to why this guy is called St. Peter??

Because that's his last name?
 
2010-08-09 12:10:29 PM  
madcan34: asciibaron: very serious - "Africanized" is a meaningless term.

It's not a meaningless term at all.
The more you know..


i'm pretty sure i know more than you about bees. i have 120,000 of them in my back yard.
 
2010-08-09 12:11:26 PM  
blazemongr:
Instead of being yellow with black stripes, they were black with yellow stripes.


so full of win. welcome to the list.
 
2010-08-09 12:16:33 PM  
blazemongr: asciibaron: how do they know they were "Africanized" whatever that means?

Instead of being yellow with black stripes, they were black with yellow stripes.


[golfclap.jpg]
 
2010-08-09 12:16:56 PM  
asciibaron: how do they know they were "Africanized" whatever that means?

/beekeeper


No birth certificate...
 
2010-08-09 12:21:02 PM  
asciibaron: how do they know they were "Africanized" whatever that means?

/beekeeper


I'm pretty sure it was the piles of watermelon and empty grape soda cans underneath that tipped him off.

Maybe their stingers were gold tipped and had spinners on em?
 
2010-08-09 12:38:18 PM  
asciibaron: madcan34: asciibaron: very serious - "Africanized" is a meaningless term.

It's not a meaningless term at all.
The more you know..

i'm pretty sure i know more than you about bees bee keeping. i have 120,000 of them in my back yard.


ftfy.
 
2010-08-09 12:40:59 PM  
Ball of Confusion: asciibaron: madcan34: asciibaron: very serious - "Africanized" is a meaningless term.

It's not a meaningless term at all.
The more you know..

i'm pretty sure i know more than you about bees bee keeping. i have 120,000 of them in my back yard.

ftfy.


so i guess a rancher knows nothing about the cow, just how to keep it from getting loose?
 
2010-08-09 12:49:17 PM  
"This giant swarm just came directly at me. It's like they knew who did it," Ralph St. Peter the only dumbass to remain in the area after the swarm was enraged, explained.

FTFY
 
2010-08-09 01:00:05 PM  
Cool story bro time:

I got stung by around 100 yellow jackets while chopping a tree down for firewood while camping. I was at least two hours from a hospital. So I just sat in the tent for a couple days smoking hash while my girlfriend picked stingers out of me. Good thing I wasn't allergic.
 
2010-08-09 01:07:10 PM  
You can tell by their bad credit score
 
2010-08-09 01:12:24 PM  
karmaceutical: This has something to do with Obamacare. All that and the hospital didn't even remove the stingers. The guys poor wife had to do it. This is what it will be like for all of us when our health care is "africanized."

All the wharrgarbl aside, I, too, fail to understand why this guy was released with stingers still in him:

Hours after being released from the hospital, St. Peter's wife, Jenna, still had to pull out stingers.
 
2010-08-09 01:13:46 PM  
St. Peter says he should have called an exterminator to remove the bees before starting the work.

I had no idea the Apostle Peter had such knowledge about bees.

/I'd have asked John the Baptist instead.
//The whole locusts and wild honey thing.
 
2010-08-09 01:39:20 PM  
craig328: Dirtybird971: When I was about 9 I went across the street to see if my friend could play. Walking back down her driveway, upset that should couldn't come out, I noticed a hole in the dirt so I threw a stick into it. Well I must have killed the queen or something because before I knew what was happening, I was surrounded by stingers and wings. My other neighbor said it looked like something from a Tom and Jerry cartoon. Luckily, his father ran over to me and started swatting them with his shirt and told me to run home. When I got there, my mom; who is mortally allergic to bees, was still killing them and covered me in meat tenderizer, and took me to the Dr the next day. I guess she figured I'd already be dead if I was allergic. The Dr counted 208 stings and I had black pools of poison in the bottoms of my feet.

I know, I know CSB


Yellow Jackets. Worst bug evar. Angry little mutherfarkers when you "discover" their nest (nest = hole in the ground).


Damn right about that. A nest of those devils was in my wife's flower bed, and after one stung her I declared war on them. Flooding their nest did nothing but p*ss them off, and when I got stung it felt like someone had jabbed a red hot needle in my leg. I came back at night and poured gas down the nest, then set it on fire. Even then I had to dig it up and burn every part of the nest before the survivors would leave; the nest looked like a half dozen pancakes stacked on top of each other!
 
2010-08-09 01:45:15 PM  
Bendal: craig328: Dirtybird971: When I was about 9 I went across the street to see if my friend could play. Walking back down her driveway, upset that should couldn't come out, I noticed a hole in the dirt so I threw a stick into it. Well I must have killed the queen or something because before I knew what was happening, I was surrounded by stingers and wings. My other neighbor said it looked like something from a Tom and Jerry cartoon. Luckily, his father ran over to me and started swatting them with his shirt and told me to run home. When I got there, my mom; who is mortally allergic to bees, was still killing them and covered me in meat tenderizer, and took me to the Dr the next day. I guess she figured I'd already be dead if I was allergic. The Dr counted 208 stings and I had black pools of poison in the bottoms of my feet.

I know, I know CSB


Yellow Jackets. Worst bug evar. Angry little mutherfarkers when you "discover" their nest (nest = hole in the ground).

Damn right about that. A nest of those devils was in my wife's flower bed, and after one stung her I declared war on them. Flooding their nest did nothing but p*ss them off, and when I got stung it felt like someone had jabbed a red hot needle in my leg. I came back at night and poured gas down the nest, then set it on fire. Even then I had to dig it up and burn every part of the nest before the survivors would leave; the nest looked like a half dozen pancakes stacked on top of each other!


Lime. Pour lime into and around their nests. Worked well in our barns to get rid of the Cicada Killers.
 
2010-08-09 03:45:49 PM  
asciibaron: Ball of Confusion: asciibaron: madcan34: asciibaron: very serious - "Africanized" is a meaningless term.

It's not a meaningless term at all.
The more you know..

i'm pretty sure i know more than you about bees bee keeping. i have 120,000 of them in my back yard.

ftfy.

so i guess a rancher knows nothing about the cow, just how to keep it from getting loose?


he still calls on a veterinarian...
 
2010-08-09 06:41:31 PM  
What Would Whoopty Do: I got stung by around 100 yellow jackets while chopping a tree down for firewood while camping. I was at least two hours from a hospital. So I just sat in the tent for a couple days smoking hash while my girlfriend picked stingers out of me. Good thing I wasn't allergic.

Pretty sure you got stung by bees. Usually wasp stingers are lance like, allowing them to sting multiple times, where bees have barbed stingers, 1 sting per bee, though the venom sack detaches with the stinger and continues to pump venom in to you until removed.
 
2010-08-10 10:17:10 AM  
I've worked up a really good yellowjacket elimination method. Take a small styrofoam cup and tape it to the end of a golf club or something similar. Wait for dry conditions and then put 1/4 to 1/2 oz. of SevinDust(R) in the cup. Wait till twilight and dump dust into yellowjacket hole. It doesn't initially alarm them, and as they fly in and out they fan the stuff into the whole hive (I figure). By mid-afternoon the next day entire hive dead, no nearby relocation of queen so far as I can tell. May not be the most environmentally friendly way of doing it but it's fast and effective and with two young sons running around the yard all summer the environment's just gonna have to put up with this one on rare occasion. I remember reading that those super aggressive bees started out as a result of a breeding and release mistake in Brazil and have been spreading north since the mid 1950's. I'm in North Carolina and I'm afraid the climate here will support them. Just a matter of time now..........
 
2010-08-10 11:22:45 AM  
Mr. Breeze:

Lime. Pour lime into and around their nests. Worked well in our barns to get rid of the Cicada Killers.


Those things scare the living shiat out of me. Anyone that has never seen one up close, or actually seen one kill a locust in mid-air, be happy. The stuff nightmares are made of.

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2010-08-10 11:28:08 AM  
Khaal: Mr. Breeze:

Lime. Pour lime into and around their nests. Worked well in our barns to get rid of the Cicada Killers.

Those things scare the living shiat out of me. Anyone that has never seen one up close, or actually seen one kill a locust in mid-air, be happy. The stuff nightmares are made of.


Agreed. They're between 1 and 2 inches long on average. I used to sit in the barn loft and shoot them with my pellet gun. Never got stung either, but my uncle did. His leg swelled up so bad he couldn't fit it in his pants.
 
2010-08-11 12:17:23 PM  
Ya want nightmares? Google Vespa mandarinia japonica
 
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