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2013-05-26 08:13:53 AM
You have any idea how tough it is to brand those suckers?
 
2013-05-26 08:28:42 AM
Lure them back with piles of sugar.
 
2013-05-26 08:58:55 AM
I hear they're flying in Sting to help.
 
2013-05-26 09:01:59 AM
The Sheriff is near!
 
2013-05-26 09:04:21 AM
Bob's your uncle.
 
2013-05-26 09:05:38 AM
What's in that smoke that bees love so much. They just get all "Dude, I'm so sleepy."

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2013-05-26 09:06:20 AM
"They lifted the six frames out of the hive complete with the colony on it, put them in the box, shut the box up, Bob's your uncle, away they go, and probably as quickly as that.
 
2013-05-26 09:07:01 AM

Studio Ghibli: Bob's your uncle.


My uncle Bob died last year. :(
 
2013-05-26 09:08:59 AM

BitwiseShift: What's in that smoke that bees love so much. They just get all "Dude, I'm so sleepy."

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Back when I was doing it commercially, we used burlap.  We'd get free coffee bags from Starbucks's and cut them into pieces.
 
2013-05-26 09:14:20 AM
Oh, and they get all slow and un-stingy for a couple of reasons.  First, they gorge themselves on honey in preparation to move to a new location, which makes them a bit groggy.  They eat as much honey as they can hold in an attempt to bring their resources with them.  Second, in their tiny little minds, their hive is going up in smoke and they've basically written it off and are preparing to find another one.  They don't want to sting you and die defending a hive that they're preparing to abandon.  That's also why bees don't typically sting while swarming.  They don't yet have a home to defend.  When you stop smoking them and the air clears they start going back to business as usual and sometimes you have to smoke 'em again.
 
2013-05-26 09:21:23 AM
I had a short stint keeping bee's some years ago... It was awesome and I really miss doing it.  :(
 
2013-05-26 09:23:20 AM
Please to pardon the superfluous apostrophe in my previous post? Not sure how that got in there.
 
2013-05-26 09:28:53 AM
Ah, epinephrine. Even a rock can be given a pulse with high enough doses.
 
2013-05-26 09:32:42 AM
A two year ban on the sale of Neonics is farkING RETARDED.  People already have six months worth and the shiat can last up to a year in plants.

Its farking awesome for protecting palm trees n such.
 
2013-05-26 09:34:46 AM
Epiwhat? Just a bit to start the day!

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2013-05-26 09:35:15 AM
As somebody who has an apiary, this story is amusing in some ways
I understand how losing a hive to bears, vandalism (I've heard some stories over the years, they all come down to some drunk dumbass finding how pissed a hive can get) or trees falling on the hive, but theft is hilarious

To do it right, you'll likely have to do it in the day when a chunk of the hive is out foraging, ensure the queen is on the batch you've got (usually it is marked with a neon coloured dot) and pack them in a contained box and bail out, likely using a trailer because driving worth a pissed off hive in the backseat/trunk (or boot) is kinda stressful and hard, even with a suit on

nuc hives can go for a couple hundred dollars or so, but you'd have to bee very farking stupid and or desperate to pull this stunt for that kind of cash

/no, not the bees!
 
2013-05-26 09:43:48 AM

hardinparamedic: Ah, epinephrine. Even a rock can be given a pulse with high enough doses.


That and your nebulizer full of uncle Al to keep it rolling when it does.
 
2013-05-26 10:08:40 AM
when you go from small operations and hobby hive setup to the large commercial operations that move large amounts of hives to various large scale farms, bee rustling starts to get more common.
 
2013-05-26 10:23:20 AM

ProdigalSigh: Studio Ghibli: Bob's your uncle.

My uncle Bob died last year. :(


Fell out of a guard tower?
 
2013-05-26 10:43:13 AM
static.comicvine.com

Are these thieves organized?
 
2013-05-26 10:45:12 AM

BitwiseShift: What's in that smoke that bees love so much. They just get all "Dude, I'm so sleepy."

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I used pine needles and newspaper.  The smoke makes the bees think the hive is in danger and they eat the honey.  This makes them too fat to sting you.
 
2013-05-26 11:01:53 AM

iheartscotch: The Sheriff is near!


How many times have I told you to wash your hands after our weekly bee-rustlings?
 
2013-05-26 11:02:16 AM
also, I belive that lady is a Guy Richie fan
 
2013-05-26 11:13:15 AM
How does this "bee keeper" know the bees were stolen?  Sometimes the simplest explanation is all you need to consider.  I bet the colony elected its first ever drag queen, a fierce biatch they called Anita Pupate.  Girl don't need a stinger when she got shoes that double as a murder weapon in situations that turn shady.  Despite the colony's good will and best efforts, it was too late before they realized the eggs she was laying were just the honey globules she vomited up in order to stay skinny.  They are afterall, just bees.
 
2013-05-26 11:13:26 AM

Wogus: Please to pardon the superfluous apostrophe in my previous post? Not sure how that got in there.


Bob's your angry flower.
 
2013-05-26 11:31:46 AM
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2013-05-26 11:55:03 AM
Can you insure hives in Wales? Can you get that under farm insurance?
 
2013-05-26 11:57:52 AM

prjindigo: A two year ban on the sale of Neonics is farkING RETARDED.  People already have six months worth and the shiat can last up to a year in plants.

Its farking awesome for protecting palm trees n such.


They're also pretty nasty in insects, and there is evidence they screw up insect navigation and can potentially kill a large chunk of the next brood, like the article said. When one of those insects is "bees" you're reducing crop yield anyway because the poor little buggers handle much of the pollination world wide.
 
2013-05-26 11:59:39 AM

jso2897: ProdigalSigh: Studio Ghibli: Bob's your uncle.

My uncle Bob died last year. :(

Fell out of a guard tower?


Nah, that was my grandfather.

/Going to hell.
//Taking some of the veal before I do though.
 
2013-05-26 12:17:50 PM
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2013-05-26 01:01:31 PM
http://theibtc.us

Itty bitty?

NSFW
 
2013-05-26 01:12:13 PM

nekulor: prjindigo: A two year ban on the sale of Neonics is farkING RETARDED.  People already have six months worth and the shiat can last up to a year in plants.

Its farking awesome for protecting palm trees n such.

They're also pretty nasty in insects, and there is evidence they screw up insect navigation and can potentially kill a large chunk of the next brood, like the article said. When one of those insects is "bees" you're reducing crop yield anyway because the poor little buggers handle much of the pollination world wide.


Reading comprehension fail.   What good is a two year ban on the sale of them then, since they'll only be depleting for six months.   Sure, ban em from public use, make em Class 4/D RUP so Jimbo can't spread the shiat into his flower bed.
Trick is, neonic's are the MAMMAL SAFEST of all the pesticides we have beside Cyflurin.  They've been massively over-used.

What needs banned is corn syrup. The shiat is nasty and depletes their scant immune system.
 
2013-05-26 01:17:50 PM

prjindigo: nekulor: prjindigo: A two year ban on the sale of Neonics is farkING RETARDED.  People already have six months worth and the shiat can last up to a year in plants.

Its farking awesome for protecting palm trees n such.

They're also pretty nasty in insects, and there is evidence they screw up insect navigation and can potentially kill a large chunk of the next brood, like the article said. When one of those insects is "bees" you're reducing crop yield anyway because the poor little buggers handle much of the pollination world wide.

Reading comprehension fail.   What good is a two year ban on the sale of them then, since they'll only be depleting for six months.   Sure, ban em from public use, make em Class 4/D RUP so Jimbo can't spread the shiat into his flower bed.
Trick is, neonic's are the MAMMAL SAFEST of all the pesticides we have beside Cyflurin.  They've been massively over-used.

What needs banned is corn syrup. The shiat is nasty and depletes their scant immune system.


I'm ok with this. The big problem is yokel asshats going on the net and buying the most powerful thing ever, then spreading that shiat everywhere. I don't think average Joe realizes that the pesticides he's putting out can actually, in aggregate, have an effect on local biodiversity.
 
2013-05-26 02:20:51 PM
www.epipen.com

This is not a pen. It's a farking needle. Calling it an EpiPen is just an evasion to make it less scary to wimps who are afraid of needles.

/pet peeve
 
2013-05-26 02:27:00 PM

Agent Smiths Laugh: [www.epipen.com image 648x254]

This is not a pen. It's a farking needle. Calling it an EpiPen is just an evasion to make it less scary to wimps who are afraid of needles.

/pet peeve


Well, what would you call it, then? It looks sorta like a fat pen. (And some I've seen look more like pens) It seems like a good name to me.

Anyway, I don't think anyone who would actually use one is under any illusions about what's going to happen. The whole "this will inject epinephrine deep into your muscle" bit usually clears up any confusion about it.
 
2013-05-26 02:34:37 PM

I May Be Crazy But...: Agent Smiths Laugh: [www.epipen.com image 648x254]

This is not a pen. It's a farking needle. Calling it an EpiPen is just an evasion to make it less scary to wimps who are afraid of needles.

/pet peeve

Well, what would you call it, then? It looks sorta like a fat pen. (And some I've seen look more like pens) It seems like a good name to me.

Anyway, I don't think anyone who would actually use one is under any illusions about what's going to happen. The whole "this will inject epinephrine deep into your muscle" bit usually clears up any confusion about it.


Well, I'd say EpiNeedle, because it's a farking needle!
 
2013-05-26 03:07:04 PM

Agent Smiths Laugh: [www.epipen.com image 648x254]

This is not a pen. It's a farking needle. Calling it an EpiPen is just an evasion to make it less scary to wimps who are afraid of needles.

/pet peeve


Technically only the sharp, hollow end is the needle.
 
2013-05-26 03:07:36 PM

Agent Smiths Laugh: Well, I'd say EpiNeedle, because it's a farking needle!


And don't get him STARTED on "Tattoo Guns" ladies and gentlemen. 

Pick your battles, bro.
 
2013-05-26 03:14:21 PM

Agent Smiths Laugh: I May Be Crazy But...: Agent Smiths Laugh: [www.epipen.com image 648x254]

This is not a pen. It's a farking needle. Calling it an EpiPen is just an evasion to make it less scary to wimps who are afraid of needles.

/pet peeve

Well, what would you call it, then? It looks sorta like a fat pen. (And some I've seen look more like pens) It seems like a good name to me.

Anyway, I don't think anyone who would actually use one is under any illusions about what's going to happen. The whole "this will inject epinephrine deep into your muscle" bit usually clears up any confusion about it.

Well, I'd say EpiNeedle, because it's a farking needle!


You'll get over it.
 
2013-05-26 03:21:52 PM

Charlie Chingas: http://theibtc.us

Itty bitty?

NSFW


Only on fark can a bee rustling thread lead to that.

[clappinghands.jpg]

/definitely not a bookmark
 
2013-05-26 03:49:26 PM

I May Be Crazy But...: Well, what would you call it, then?


The LifeSticker 4000.
 
2013-05-26 03:51:23 PM

Bane of Broone: Agent Smiths Laugh: I May Be Crazy But...: Agent Smiths Laugh: [www.epipen.com image 648x254]

This is not a pen. It's a farking needle. Calling it an EpiPen is just an evasion to make it less scary to wimps who are afraid of needles.

/pet peeve

Well, what would you call it, then? It looks sorta like a fat pen. (And some I've seen look more like pens) It seems like a good name to me.

Anyway, I don't think anyone who would actually use one is under any illusions about what's going to happen. The whole "this will inject epinephrine deep into your muscle" bit usually clears up any confusion about it.

Well, I'd say EpiNeedle, because it's a farking needle!

You'll get over it.


In other news, anyone can trademark a catchy name and market their product under that name.
 
2013-05-26 04:37:42 PM

Charlie Chingas: http://theibtc.us


And just like that....my weekend plans were gone.
 
2013-05-26 04:42:01 PM

Agent Smiths Laugh: [www.epipen.com image 648x254]

This is not a pen. It's a farking needle. Calling it an EpiPen is just an evasion to make it less scary to wimps who are afraid of needles.

/pet peeve


How about EpiPin, then?
 
2013-05-27 07:11:25 AM
I don;t know if anybody's mentioned this, but if your business plan is "steal something from somebody else and profit from it", you're basically the problem with the economy.
 
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